Volvo makes 15 million cars

Volvo makes 15 million cars

Volvo?s first production car was built on 14th April 1927, named the OV4. Now on 20th February 2008 Volvo’s 15th million car, a C70, rolled off the production line.

It took Volvo 23 years to build it’s first 100,000 cars, now that equates to three months production. In Volvo’s first year of production it produced 297 of the OV4 nicknamed the Jakob. The OV4 was an open car, OV4 means ‘Open Car’ in Swedish and the 4 was the number of cylinders in the engine and it was an open top car the C70 that took the 15,000,00th number.

Volvo’s best-selling Volvo model was the classic 200 Series. Between 1974 and 1993, 2,862,573 were built.

When OV4 first drove past the factory gates, it proudly carried its ‘iron symbol’ on the radiator grille. When car number 15,000,000 leaves the factory, that symbol is still carried with pride on the front.