Founded in 1915 as a subsidiary of the ball bearing manufacturer SKF, AB Volvo is a Swedish manufacturing company headquartered in Gothenburg. Volvo means ‘I roll’ in Latin (from the verb ‘volvere’) – in reference to their ball bearings origins. In 1927 Volvo introduced their first car, the Volvo ÖV 4 series.
An estate car is an automotive body-style variant of a sedan/saloon with its roof extended rearward. Volvo has the most provenance in the estate segment and is known as the definitive estate brand. The first ever Volvo estate was launched in 1953 and to date Volvo has sold more than six million estates worldwide. The 240 (as pictured above) is the most iconic estate Volvo has ever build, but today you’re well off buying the V70, the modern classic. The new V90, which will be launched shortly, certainly has a lot to live up to.
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