Our history - 1995


The motion picture industry celebrated its Centenary in honour of the Lumiere brothers. On 28th December 1895 the Lumiere brothers organised the world's first public showing of a film to a paying audience in Paris.

  • Both Volvo Buses and Volvo Trucks introduced environmental concepts that attracted a great deal of attention; the ECB, Environmental Concept Bus, and the ECT, Environmental Concept Truck.
  • AB Volvo acquired the remaining 50% of the outstanding shares in Volvo Construction Equipment (formerly the VME Group).
  • In June Volvo acquired 51% of the Canadian bus manufacturer Prévost Car Inc.
  • Two new car models, Volvo S40 and Volvo V40 were presented.
  • Volvo Buses' B12-600 was designated "Coach of the Year 1996".
  • Richard Rydell drove his Volvo 850 to a series of victories in the British Touring Car championship.
  • Volvo Construction Equipment introduced several new products in 1995.
  • The Volvo Museum was officially opened in 1995.