60 Years of Volvo in the UK

Volvo AmazonAs Volvo is going from strength to strength with its new products, it is interesting to note that it is 60 years since Volvo started selling cars in the UK.

The Volvo Amazon was the first car imported to the UK and right from the start they were known for introducing safety features with the Amazon being the first car in the UK to have front seat belts as standard.

But it wasn’t just the UK public that fell in love with Volvos. The Amazon was also the first foreign manufactured police car in the UK, almost certainly because they could easily be tuned to release more power and give the police the edge in pursuits.

With new products like the S90 & V90 coming soon and the massively successful All-New XC90 we are sure Volvo will be here in the UK for another 60 years and beyond.

Image By Lars-Göran Lindgren Sweden – Own work, GFDL, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3304044