Our history - 1976


  • Volvo was awarded one of the most prestigious international road safety prizes, the Don Safety Trophy, in Great Britain.
  • The new French/British supersonic aircraft, the Concorde, was presented for the world.
  • The first catalytic converter with lambda probe was presented.
  • In 1976 Volvo was awarded international recognition for safety through collision and road safety tests.
  • Volvo Penta entered the World Championship for outboard engine boats for the first time, which was a success.
  • The third million Volvo car this year came of the assembly line in Torslanda.