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In 1969, Volvo Trucks was formed. It became the first independent truck production unit of Volvo AB. The implementation of the program to create the so-called global platform of the 70s has begun.
In 1970, the F88, F89 truck model was released, designed for operation in especially difficult conditions: for transporting timber, as part of Australian multi-link road trains, high-speed domestic and international long-distance transportation.
The 70s for the truck industry in general have become a decade of change. Many European manufacturers began to equip their trucks with a reclining cab (an idea proposed by Volvo in 1962) and a turbocharged engine (the first of which was created by Volvo in 1954).
Engine power has increased, resulting in increased average speeds. With the advent of the Globetrotter cab in 1979 (translated “Wanderer”), the company offered truckers the most comfortable truck.
In the early 70s, the so-called Club of Four was created with a design bureau in Paris, France. The club included Volvo, DAF, Klackner-Humboldt-Deutz (Magirus) and Saviem (a French company that later merged with Berliet to form Renault Vehicules Industriale).
All four firms sought to develop a modern, ergonomic, high-quality mid-range delivery truck. Club of Four turned out to be a fairly successful joint project. Despite the fact that the trucks produced by all these manufacturers looked very similar, Volvo trucks were significantly different from the rest.
Light truck-mounted trucks were introduced by the company in 1975 in a large assortment of models for various applications.