The 2000s - Volvo Cars began the new millennium with a host of new model launches, and new record sales. The early years of 2000 gave way to a record number of Volvo concept cars - launching the ACC (Adventure Concept Car, which became the XC90), SCC (Safety Concept Car, of which the upcoming C30 is based), and PCC (Performance Concept Car, which became the most recent R cars).
The 1990s - The decade of product, elegance, and transition. The early 1990s started with, "a dynamic car with four unique innovations," the Volvo 850GLT. New safety innovations continued to be developed, and Volvo was stepping out of its traditional shell ("boxy" design).
The 1980s - The decade of power, speed, and safety. The first turbo-charged car was produced by Volvo Car Corporation. As sales continued to rise, the one-millionth Volvo left the assembly line from Gothenburg, bound for North America. Volvo kept with the times, staying current with style, quality and safety.
The 1970s - Volvo Car Corporation celebrates its 50th anniversary. What better way to celebrate than to have all-time record sales through the decade. Production plants were being built, new models were emerging, and Volvo safety technology reinforced its safety leadership.
The 1960s - The decade of advanced safety features and a new sports car, the Volvo P1800. Engines were being built with more power and cars were getting safer by the minute. The US was the largest export market for Volvo, by far.
The 1950s - The decade Volvo made its entry onto the US market (the year, 1955). Volvo realized the importance of the US market - "the land of the motor car." Key safety features were introduced. The biggest of course, being the three-point safety belt, as a standard fitting.