Our history - 2006
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2006

  • AB Volvo acquired from Nissan Motor Co Ltd, 40 million common shares (corresponding to 13% of the shares) in  the Japanese truck manufacturer Nissan Diesel, and became major shareholder.
  • Renault Trucks signed agreement in principle with Nissan Motors concerning a new light truck which will supplement Renault Trucks' existing offer of light trucks, Renault Master and Renault Mascott
  • Volvo Group presented a new, efficient hybrid solution for heavy vehicles. Calculations indicate that fuel savings can amount to 35% in these applications.
  • Volvo Trucks launched new models for the North American market, the Volvo VT830 and Volvo VN730
  • Volvo Trucks broadens its business with new, cleaner trucks for distribution - the Volvo FL and the Volvo FE
  • Launch of new versions of Renault Midlum and Renault Premium Distribution
  • World premiere for new Volvo 7700 city bus
  • Frame agreement between Renault Trucks and the GAZ Group of Russia to manufacture the Renault dCi 11 engine under license
  • Volvo Bus Corporation and the Indian company Jaico Automobiles have reached an agreement to start a joint company in India for production of bus bodies
  • Strategic decision on closure of Volvo Aero's operations in Bromma, Volvo Aero Engine Services
  • SEK 1.8 bn expected in annual synergy gains through cooperation with the Japanese truck manufacturer, Nissan Diesel
  • Volvo Construction Equipment finalizes the acquisition of 70% of the shares in Lingong, a major construction machinery manufacturer in China
  • Dongfeng Motor Group, Nissan Motor and AB Volvo deepen discussions on possible future cooperation
  • Renault Trucks launches new version of the Renault Maxity lightweight truck. And in distribution agreement with Nissan Motor regarding the Renault Maxity
  • Mack Trucks launches new truck in construction segment, the TerraPro Cabover