Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Monday, May 5, 2008

Current product line-up (as of July 2006)

* Volvo FL
* Volvo FE
* Volvo FM
* Volvo FH
* Volvo FH16
* Volvo 80th Anniversary FH16
* Volvo NH
* Volvo VHD
* Volvo VN
* Volvo VT 880

[edit] Past products

[edit] 1920s

* series 1 and 2
* series 3 and 4

[edit] 1930s

* LV66-s and LV68-s
* LV71-s and LV73-s
* LV75
* LV76 - LV79
* LV8 and LV9
* LV18, LV19 and LV29
* The "Sharpnose"
* TVA and TVB

[edit] 1940s

* The "Roundnose"
* LV11
* LV15 and LV24
* L29C and V

[edit] 1950s

* L34
* L39 and L49
* L38 and L48 Viking
* TL11, TL12 and TL22
* L36 and L37
* TL31
* L42 and L43

[edit] 1960s

* The "Laplander"
* L46, L47 and N84
* L4751 and F85
* L4851 and F86
* L4951, F88 and G88
* F82 and F83
* N86 and N88

[edit] 1970s
The (ex-China Motor Bus, Hong Kong) Volvo N10 Heavy Duty Recovery.
The (ex-China Motor Bus, Hong Kong) Volvo N10 Heavy Duty Recovery.

* F89 and G89
* F82S and F83S
* N7, N10 and N12
* C3
* F4 and F6
* F10 and F12
* F6S
* F7
* Globetrotter

[edit] 1980s

* CH230
* White
* F10 and F12

Volvo FL 6 from the mid-1990s
Volvo FL 6 from the mid-1990s

* FL6 and FL4
* FL7 and FL10
* FS10
* F10, F12 and F16
* NL10 and NL12

[edit] 1990s

* FE
* FS7
* FH12 and FH16
* FL12
* ECT and FL6 Hybrid
* VN and NH
* FM7, FM10 and FM12


North America
Volvo F88-49T Truck 1970
Volvo F88-49T Truck 1970

In 1980 Volvo bought White after White's bankruptcy filing. The Canadian assets were purchased by a consortium of two Alberta energy companies, and were renamed Western Star Trucks.

Throughout the 1980s, Volvo produced White and Autocar, as well as distributing European-made Volvo. The White high cabover engine model was also badged a Western Star and sold through that company's Canadian dealer network.

In 1987, Volvo acquired the heavy-duty truck models of General Motors, and began marketing the WhiteGMC badge, although all of the legacy GMC product lines were discontinued by 1990.

In 1997 the WhiteGMC name was discontinued, and all models were badged either Volvo or Autocar. In 2000, the remaining Autocar products were discontinued, and the nameplate was retired (temporarily) after over 100 years.

In 2001 Volvo acquired Renault Vehicules Industriels, including Mack Trucks in the United States. In order to secure the approval of the authorities to proceed with the merger, Volvo had to agree to divest of its low-cab-forward (LCF) models, known as the Xpeditor range, due to the degree the combination of this product with the Mack MR and LE series dominated the refuse markets in which these vehicles are predominantly used.

In 2001, Volvo divested of the Xpeditor product and the rights to the Autocar trademark. The purchaser was Grand Vehicle Works LLC, a private equity venture based in Indiana that also produced stripped chassis for vans and recreational vehicles, and walk-in van bodies for parcel delivery service.

Today, Volvo produces Volvo and Mack class 8 truck models at plants in Dublin, VA, and Macungie, PA. Affiliate Volvo Powertrain produces engines and transmissions at its Hagerstown, MD, facility, for use exclusively in the North American market