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Volvo was founded in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 1927 with a start-up capital of just 350,000 kronor (about 29,500 Swiss francs). Today, it is one of the world's most successful car manufacturers, renowned for its developments in the areas of safety and innovation.

In Switzerland, Volvo's success story began relatively late, in 1954, when Fritz Häusermann, who at the age of 22 already owned a car rental business, a driving school and a chauffeur service, first encountered the brand at the 1953 Amsterdam Motor Show. There, on 18 March 1954, he signed an agreement with the then managing director of Volvo to import cars and trucks. A year later, he imported the Swedish cars to Switzerland for the first time.

What is Volvo known for?

  • Safety: Volvo set a new standard in advanced safety systems in 1959 and was the first company to introduce the three-point seat belt. Its success was significantly influenced by their patent release.

  • Environmental friendliness: Volvo aims to be carbon-neutral by 2040. To achieve this, the Swedish manufacturer will phase out the combustion engine completely by 2030. From then on, only electric cars will be sold.

  • Driving comfort: Volvo cars are renowned for their exceptional driving comfort. First-class seats, extensive equipment and air suspension, as in the Volvo XC60, make long journeys extremely pleasant

What is Volvo's value for money?

Volvo is known for its premium cars with extensive equipment options and robust design. Despite their premium character, the models are available at an attractive price. The value for money is particularly good for those who value quality, durability and advanced safety features.

Our offer: Volvo in the Carvolution car subscription

Volvo has long been a classic in the Carvolution catalogue. The SUVs in particular are a popular choice due to their fair price and high specification. The All-in-One car subscription from Carvolution is particularly worthwhile. In addition to the attractive car price, customers also benefit from the flexibility of a subscription without a long-term commitment.

The monthly price covers not only the use of the vehicle, but also all the additional costs that would be involved in buying or leasing a car. This includes insurance, service and maintenance, taxes, registration and tyre changes. Take a look at our current models and simply filter according to your requirements.

Fun facts about Volvo

  • Patent release: Volvo introduced the three-point safety belt in 1959 - but more importantly, instead of keeping the patent and profiting from it, the manufacturer released the patent rights to everyone to improve safety for the public.

  • Origin of the name: The name 'Volvo' comes from Latin and means 'I roll'. The name was originally registered in 1911 for a ball bearing company. However, this plan was abandoned, and the name was used instead for the newly established car division - a choice that proved to be highly appropriate.

  • Polestar: Starting out as a racing team and tuning division of Volvo Cars, Polestar has developed into an independent brand within the group, specialising in high-performance electric vehicles.

Conclusion

Advanced safety systems, distinctive Scandinavian design or a strong commitment to environmentally friendly technologies. There are many ways to describe a Volvo. They all have one thing in common: the brand is unique and stands out from the crowd.

At Carvolution, you benefit from a wide range of Volvo models available at attractive conditions through our car subscriptions. Each subscription not only includes the vehicle, but is an All-in-One solution that includes insurance, service, tax and tyres, so you can concentrate on the driving experience.

With the total cost calculator, you can also ensure that you never pay more than you would with a leasing, regardless of the model. Simply get your individual total cost comparison. In addition to Volvo, Ford and VW are two other brands that are very popular in Switzerland and are known for their value for money.

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