The first Volvo car to be equipped with an airbag left the assembly line in 1987 - and during the past 20 years Volvo Cars has continuously refined the airbag technology to enhance protection in both frontal and side impacts. Among the Volvo world firsts are both the seat-mounted side airbag and the Inflatable Curtain (IC).
Some principles never change. And after 80 years of safety advances from Volvo, the philosophy expressed by the company's founders is more appropriate than ever: "Cars are driven by people. Therefore the guiding principle behind everything we make at Volvo is - and must remain - safety"(Assar Gabrielsson and Gustaf Larson)
Volvo Cars’ Bi-Fuel technology for methane made its debut in 1995 in a Volvo 850, and the technology has undergone steady refinement during its ten years on the market. Since production of the latest generation of Bi-Fuel engines got under way in 2001, sales have met with considerable success and more than 12 000 cars (7 500 powered by methane and 4 500 by LPG) have been sold in Europe. Volvo has...