Are you looking for an elegant saloon, a roomy estate for the family or a rugged SUV? If you are, why not have a look at the models on offer from Volvo?
You can browse all the Volvos we have available below. If you’d like to find out more about the history and reliability of these now Chinese-made vehicles, continue reading.
Are Volvo cars reliable?
Though Volvo did not fare so well in the 2018 reliability survey conducted by Which?, placing 31st out of 36, What Car results were more favourable. The brand’s V60 performed so well that the magazine rated it their top executive car, with 4 stars out of 5 and 99.3% for reliability, with only the bodywork causing any issues.
The history of Volvo
The name Volvo was trademarked in 1911 by the Swedish ball-bearing company SKF. However, the name was left unused for another 13 years. In 1924 two managers from the company decided to start construction of a car that could cope with the rugged roads and harsher climate experienced in Sweden.
In 1927, Volvo produced their first car, the ÖV 4, though only 280 units were actually manufactured.
Volvo cars started to arrive in the US in the early 1950s after the introduction of their first small passenger car. The car was popular and sold well and necessitated expansion, which led to the company building their first manufacturing plant outside Sweden in 1963.
In 1999, Volvo became a part of the Ford Motor Company when it was sold for over $6billion and the company was restructured, focusing on upmarket models to compete with the lower-end luxury models like the BMW saloon.
Just 11 years after Ford took over the reins at Volvo, the company was sold again, this time to the Chinese Zhejiang Geely Holding Group at a cost of $1.8billion. The purchase of Volvo marked the largest purchase of an overseas car manufacturer by a Chinese company.
Following the purchase by Geely, Volvo has refocused their efforts on their product line-up after several years of being hit with necessary recalls due to faults and a number of reliability issues.
Are you looking for a car with an elegant body, generous interior space or looks like it would be as at home on the farm as driving through town? If so, then have a look at the Volvos on offer and if you have any questions, or just want to talk to us about your car needs, get in touch. Give us a call on 01903 538835 or request a call back at a time that’s better for you. We want to help you get behind the wheel of a new car.