Volvo PV 36 Carioca

The Volvo PV 36 Carioca is a luxury car manufactured by Volvo Cars between 1935 and 1938. The word Carioca describes someone from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and was also the name of a dance that was fashionable in Sweden at the time when the car was introduced.

Volvo PV36 Carioca
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Overview
ManufacturerVolvo Cars
Production1935–1938
Body and chassis
ClassLuxury car
Body style4-door saloon
LayoutFront-engine rear-wheel-drive
Powertrain
Engine3,670 cc (3.7 L) EC I6
Transmission3-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,950 mm (116.1 in)
Length5,000 mm (196.9 in)
Curb weight1,660 kg (3,659.7 lb)
Chronology
SuccessorVolvo PV51

Visually the car was styled similarly to the then strikingly modern Chrysler Airflow.[1] Volvo styling was heavily influenced by North American auto-design trends in the 1930s and 1940s, many of the company's senior engineers having previously worked in the US Auto-industry.[1]

The PV36 was the first Volvo to offer an independent front suspension, but the car used the same side-valve engine as the traditional Volvo cars that were still produced alongside the modern Carioca. The PV36 was an expensive car, with a price at 8,500 kronor and Volvo didn't build more than 500 cars. The last one wasn't sold until 1938.

ReferencesEdit

  • Volvo Personvagnar-från 20-tal till 80-tal by Björn-Eric Lindh, 1984. ISBN 91-86442-06-6 (in Swedish)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Volvo: The Swedish Individualist". Motor. Vol. 152 no. 3919. 26 November 1977. pp. 34–39.

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