The first car was produced that year and the company continued to grow and open new plants around the world.
|1927 Volvo PV4|
Volvo Group decided to sell their car division in 1999 to concentrate more on their commercial vehicles. Ford purchased the company.
|Volvo Truck Commercial with Jean-Claude Van Damme|
Later, in 2008, Ford was experiencing tough times from the economic crisis. At first, even though Volvo was causing losses, they wanted to try to keep the company and restructure it. However, later that year, it became apparent that they would have to sell Volvo.
|2008 Volvo C30|
Sweden at the time was very concerned about Volvo's future. With mounting layoffs, they wondered what would happen to their country's company if Ford declared bankruptcy. When Ford put it on the market, Sweden actually considered buying it for state ownership. There were many interested (rumored) buyers, but Geely Holding Group of China became the new owners of Volvo.
|2011 Volvo S60 - Click to See!|
Sources: Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volvo; Car Logos.org, http://www.carlogos.org/Car-Logos/Volvo-logo-wallpapers-history.html; Conceptcarz, http://www.conceptcarz.com/view/photo/191457,13470/1927-Volvo-PV4_photo.aspx; Car and Driver, http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2008-volvo-c30-t5-first-drive-review; Car Scoops, http://www.carscoops.com/2013/11/this-volvo-trucks-ad-with-jean-claude.html