proud family inheritage
|Sixty years ago, the very first Volvo rolled out of the company's assembly plant|
near Gothenburg, Sweden. A handsomely-styled touring car, revealing a
distinctive American influence, it was immediately christened the Jakob- or so
the legend goes.
In point of fact, the original Jakob was one of ten prototype cars that actually predated that first proud production model. The affectionate nickname
resurfaced a few years later-stuck-and passed into legend.
One thing we know for sure: the Jakob that met the public was a true Volvo. It
possessed the traits that have become our hallmark.
Today, fully six decades later, our new sedans and wagons uphold the Volvo
tradition. Our reputation for quality, safety, and durability remains intact. Of
course, at glance the symbol on the grill may seem to be the only feature
our 1988 Volvos haveinherited from Jakob. But the resemblance goes deeper than
that. It's true that our forward in design and ergonomics. But the values that
distinguished our first automobile can still be discerned in the new generation.
The Jakob, and the 1988 models. The family is Volvo.
The780: volvo's limited edition, personal grand touring automobile
When Volvo set about to create a unique, limited edition touring car,