Our history - 1961

1961

The Russian Cosmonaut, Gagarin, became the first man in space and one year later, Astronaut John Glenn followed suit by circling the earth in his Mercury capsule.

  • The "Saint car", the P1800, made its debut, as did a new version of the Amazon - a 2-door saloon, which was considered one of the safest cars in the world, being equipped with the brand new three-point seat belt.
  • At the same time Volvo introduced one of its most popular and durable products, the B18 engine.