AB Pentaverken had a hard time during the war and the years that followed, as all efforts in Volvo went to car, truck and bus production. Read more about the forties in the highlights section.

In 1946 a very important product was introduced: the first in-line six cylinder diesel. Quiet and smooth running with pre-combustion, it immediately attracted a great deal of attention. And in 1949 a new president was appointed.