1980-1989

1980 - 1989

In 1982 Volvo Penta became an independent subsidiary of the Volvo Group. The success for the industrial engines continued and accounted for one third of the turnover.

The pace of product launches was stepped up and the eighties saw a number of new marine and industrial engines.
The most important new product without doubt was the Duoprop - the world's most advanced sterndrive.