The world witnessed, for the very first time, an artificial heart being implanted into a human being.
- Volvo introduced the new model, the 760,which rapidly became a global success.
- From Volvo Penta came one of the greatest inventions, the duo-prop drive, a counter-rotating propeller.
- Formation of subsidiary companies, Volvo Cars, Volvo Trucks, Volvo Buses, Volvo Components, Volvobil, Volvo Penta and Volvo Data.
- In 1982 Volvo Trucks opened its new assembly plant in Tuve, near to Torslanda and Lundby