Milestones in our history
The first bus is built on a truck chassis.
The first specialised bus chassis is built.
Volvo's diesel engine is installed for the first time in a bus chassis.
Mid-engine concept for the first time in the product range.
Turbocharged engines introduced.
Volvo Buses introduces B58, the first chassie that was sold in a large number of buses.
Volvo Buses is created as an independent division within the Volvo Group.
The Volvo B59 is presented, the first city bus with a low floor.
Volvo Buses inaugurates the Borås factory and manufactures buses in the new factory in Curitiba, Brazil.
Volvo Buses introduces B10M, the most sold bus in the world for city-buses, inter-city and coaches.
Volvo Buses makes more than 4,000 buses for the first time in one year. Volvo takes over Säffle Karossfabrik AB.
Volvo acquires Leyland Bus In Great Britain.
Volvo Buses introduces rear-engine chassis, the Volvo B12 and Volvo B10B.
Volvo Buses launches the Volvo B10L low-floor chassis. Bus production starts in China. Volvo Buses acquires bodybuilders in Aabenraa, Denmark, and Drögmöller, Germany.
Volvo becomes part owner of Prévost Car, Canada. The Volvo B12 receives the Coach of the Year award. The ECB concept bus is presented.
A new factory for the manufacture of city and intercity buses is inaugurated in Wroclaw, Poland.
Volvo acquires Carrus OY Finland, the leading bodybuilding company in the Nordic region. Volvo acquires a share in Nova Bus, USA, the leading American maker of city buses. Volvo acquires MASA, the leading manufacturer of buses in Mexico.
A joint venture operation is started in Shanghai. Volvo Buses delivers more than 11,000 buses for the first time in a single year.
Volvo Buses presents the TX platform.
Volvo Buses acquires the remaining 50% of Prévost Car Inc. containing the the Prévost and Nova brands.
Volvo Buses receives the largest-ever order - 1 767 Volvo buses to Santiago, Chile. The buses will be used in a public transportation system BRT (Bus Rapid Transit system) that includes dedicated bus lanes.
Volvo's first city buses in India , Bangalore, have started their operations.
The Volvo 9700 awarded Coach of the Year in Europe.
Volvo Buses new body plant in Bangalore, India, inaugurated.
Volvo launched the Bus Rapid Transit bus Volvo 7800 Artic in China.
Volvo launched the Bus Rapid Transit bus Volvo 7300 Bi-artic in Mexico.
Volvo launched the Volvo 7700 Hybrid bus and the Volvo B5L Hybrid double decker bus in Europe.
Volvo buses introduced in the US and Canada. For the first time in more than 20 years, buses with the Volvo brand are being sold in North America.
Euro 5 is introduced and the 12 litre engine is replaced by a much more fuel efficient 13 litre engine.
Volvo buses starts the serial production of Volvo 7700 Hybrid buses. Buses with up to 35% lower fuel consumption.