Our history - 1973


  • In 1973, P G Gyllenhammar announced at a press conference in New York that Volvo would become the first non-American car manufacturer to build a car manufacturing plant in the USA.
  • And, true to his word, a plant was built, but no cars were manufactured - the downturn in the economy in the 1970s effectively put paid to any such plans.
  • The 1973 N series was¬†the new postwar generation of trucks from Volvo.
  • The wide range of outboards from Volvo Penta included units from 3.9 to 70 hp.
  • From 1973, the company¬†Bolinder-Munktell was known as Volvo BM AB and its product as Volvo BM.