Our history - 1982


The world witnessed, for the very first time, an artificial heart being implanted into a human being.

  • Volvo introduced the new model, the 760,which rapidly became a global success.
  • From Volvo Penta came one of the greatest inventions, the duo-prop drive, a counter-rotating propeller.
  • Formation of subsidiary companies, Volvo Cars, Volvo Trucks, Volvo Buses, Volvo Components, Volvobil, Volvo Penta and Volvo Data.
  • In 1982 Volvo Trucks opened its new assembly plant in Tuve, near to Torslanda and Lundby