Our history - 1997


  • At the Annual General Meeting in 1997 Leif Johansson replaced Sören Gyll as the President and CEO of Volvo group.
  • Volvo XC made famous the concept "Cross Country".
  • Volvo CE purchased the motor grader manufacturer, Champion Road Machinery Limited, Canada.
  • Volvo signed an agreement with Mitsubishi to extend their joint venture to include the truck business operations.