Our history - 1949


  • The 100,000th Volvo car came off the assembly line at the Lundby plant on August 25, 1949. It was a black PV 444.
  • In 1949 the PV445 was introduced. It was built in many different forms, as a small truck, an estate, a van and a convertible.
  • The B51 passenger bus - ¬†a compromise¬† between the B51 and the B53 - was introduced in 1949.
  • Volvo tractors had become a real success story, particularly the little T2. Introduced in 1949 was the T3, which was bigger and heavier in all respects than the T2.