Our history - 1980


  • For the very first time in history the number of cars manufactured in Japan exceeded the number manufactured in the USA, 7.0 million as opposed to 6.4 million.
  • A new plant for producing bus chassis and trucks was opened in Curitiba, Brazil.
  • The VCC - Volvo Concept Car, 'the Volvo of the 80's' was presented in spring 1980.
  • AB Volvo acquires Beijerinvest AB, with interests in oil trading, food industry etc.