The three-point seat belt was invented by Volvo engineer Nils Bohlin in 1959
Volvo means 'I Roll' in Latin
Volvo was founded in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 1927 by Assar Gabrielsson and Gustaf Larson, making it one of the oldest car companies in the world.
The highest recorded mileage on a Volvo is three million, which was clocked up by American Irv Gordon in the P1800 he's owned since he bought it new in 1966.
Volvo was the first car manufacturer to demonstrate autonomous driving in Australia.
The XC90 D5 Inscription has been voted 2015 AWD SUV by Australia's Best Cars.
"Our vision is that by 2020 no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car."
The All-New XC90 featured two world firsts, Auto brake in intersections and Run off road protection.
In 1976 Volvo Cars presented a world first in the environmental area - the three-way catalytic converter with Lambda sensor for exhaust emission control. Today, 30 years later, virtually all petrol-engined cars built around the world are fitted with this ingenious and environment-saving component.