- The name VOLVO comes from the Latin word meaning "run". It was probably a coincidence that when the first VOLVO production really tried to "roll" out of the factory of its first production, it was impossible, as it had a speed in reverse! The first VOLVO car came out of the Gothenburg factory on the morning of April 14, 1927. Its design began in 1924 when Assar Gabrielsson and Gustaf Larson discussed the assembly of a car adapted to the streets of Sweden, accessories to be supplied by several Swedish companies.
- SKF, one of them, a renowned bearings company, secured financial support for the project, and the first ten originals were manufactured and evaluated in 1926.
- The plans for the conventional PV444, equipped with a 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, with head-mounted valves, independent front suspensions, spring-mounted suspension and self-supporting bodywork, were launched. The car was introduced in 1944, but due to lack of steel for the bodywork, its mass production was delayed until 1947.
- The current car is 1956, 1400cc and ran in the 1956 acropolis rally with the driver of the Swedish champion Uwe Anderson and came first in his class.