Volvo Information:Volvo is Latin for 'I roll,' and that's exactly what the Swedish cars have been doing since 1927. The automaker's first vehicle, Jakob, rolled off the production line in 1927, according to the Volvo Owner's Club. Founders Gustaf Larsson and Assar Gabrielsson set out with the dream of producing safe, high-quality vehicles, and that is what Volvo has done ever since. By the 1930s, Volvo began to produce more affordable models, including the PV444 and the PV544 - the first models to gain popularity in the U.S.
Volvo's affinity for safety helped put the automaker on the map, as the company's head of safety engineering, Nils Bohlin, is credited with the invention of the three-point seat belt. In 1966, Volvo introduced a new car, the Volvo 144, which was loaded with advanced safety features - a new safety belt lock, energy-absorbing crumple zones in the chassis and a dual brake system that ensured drivers could safely bring the car to a stop even if one brake system failed.
This was also one of the first vehicles produced by Volvo to feature a boxy shape. Over the years, Volvo stuck with this squared-off styling, which became an iconic marker of its vehicles. In the early 2000s, Volvo designers began to move away from the sharp corners and design cars such as the C30 and C70 coupes, the S60 and S80 sedans and the XC60, XC70 and XC90 wagons to appear sleeker and more aerodynamic.
Whether drivers prefer the boxy look of older models or the more modern appeal of newer Volvos, they will be able to find what they're looking for at New Jersey Auto Auction. The dealer has a variety of makes and models to choose from, and every car on the lot is CARFAX certified, so in addition to getting the safety of a Volvo, car shoppers will know they're driving away in a reliable pre-owned model.