Increased capacity – for ever-higher quality. The 40-year-old motto is still valid. From an annual capacity of 48,000 cars the first year to 160,000 cars in 2003, the Torslanda plant has become one of the central components in the machinery that has helped the Volvo Car Corporation become a global company. On 24 April, the Torslanda plant turns 40.
1960 - Volvo presented an entirely new vehicle - a sports car. The P1800 was presented - A revolution. 1961 - In October the Amazon 121 was released. On April 24th 1964 the new Torslanda Plant was opened. Another assembly plant was opened in Ghent in Belgium in 1965. Volvo 144 was introduced in 1966 and next year was the 145 Estate introduced . 1998 came the Volvo 164, a prestige version.