1964 - Volvo tests world's first child seat prototype
The first car child seat designed to improve safety was inspired by astronauts’ seats. Rearward facing to distribute forces in a collision. Developed by Prof Bertil Aldman at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg. Volvo was closely involved in project and the prototype was crash tested in a Volvo PV444.
1967 - First car seat adapted for children’s safety
Intended for children aged one to seven and with additional padded backrest. Uses a reversible front passenger seat and lap belt harness to secure child in place. Sold as an accessory for the Amazon and new Volvo 144.
1972 - Industry-first rearward-facing child seat
Volvo launches its first child seat and it’s a world first by a car manufacturer. It’s rearward facing to distribute forces in a collision.
1975 - Second-generation rearward-facing child seat
Second-generation rearward-facing child seat by Volvo.
1978 - A world first by Volvo: the booster cushion
The first booster cushion for older children that have outgrown a rearward-facing child seat. The booster cushion positions the safety belt for optimum protection and sets a new global standard for child safety.
1985 - Second-generation booster seat improves comfort
Upgraded with comfort foam and backrest.
1986 - Third-generation child seats by Volvo
Approved for rear seat installation with support leg.
1989 - All-new booster cushion with removable backrest
Redesigned booster cushion comes with removable, height-adjustable backrest and belt guides for shoulder and lap. Head side support for extra convenience and comfort.
1990 - A world first by Volvo: the integrated booster cushion
The integrated booster replaces accessory seats and improves comfort. It was introduced in Volvo 850 and 900 series with a smart fold down- and out design.
1994 - Fourth-generation rearward-facing seats
Volvo’s fourth-generation rearward-facing child seat with improved head and side protection. Lighter and easier to carry, and with a new infant child support insert.
1995 - Integrated booster cushions for outer rear seats
First integrated booster cushions for outer rear seating positions. The new pop-up cushion design was introduced in Volvo S40.
2000 - A world first by Volvo: rearward-facing child seat with ISOFIX
Volvo launches the world’s first rearward-facing child seat with ISOFIX. Safe and easy way to install child seat correctly and an infant seat or child seat can be fitted to the same base.
2005 - Volvo teams up with Britax for new ISOFIX seats
New ISOFIX rearward-facing seats made in cooperation with Britax. Britax Baby Safe ISOFIX for infants and Britax Fixway ISOFIX for larger children up to four years old.
2007 - A world first by Volvo: the two-stage integrated booster cushion
World’s first integrated booster cushion two sitting heights, adaptable for growing children. Gives a better seating position, depending on child’s height. Introduced in Volvo V70 and XC70 with safety belt pretensioners and load-limiters adapted for children.
2009 - Volvo introduces new generation of child seats
New generation of Volvo child seats developed in cooperation with Britax in an age range from newborn to ten years old. Enable rearward seating for children up to 25kg (approx.. six years) and comfortable adjustable booster seat for larger children.
2014 - A world first by Volvo: the inflatable child seat concept
Inflatable rearward-facing child seat concept made from unique inflatable fabric that is very strong. It’s easy to transfer between cars and tucks away in a small bag when not in use. Very lightweight, only 5kg and fits in airline carry-on luggage.
2015 - First-class travel for your child: the Excellence child seat concept
Built-in rearward-facing child seat concept replacing the front-passenger seat. Designed exclusively for the Volvo XC90 Excellence – the most luxurious Volvo car ever. The child seat concept swivels and locks into place in front passenger area and makes it easy to get a child in and out of seat. It allows eye contact with rear passengers and has a storage space at the side and base of the seat
2016 - More comfort, more style: new child seat range by Volvo
New range of child seats developed in cooperation with Britax. Unique Volvo fabric with breathable 80 % natural wool for comfort and Scandinavian design that harmonious with latest Volvo car interiors.
2019 – Making your life easier
The latest addition to our range of child seats from Volvo is designed to make your life easier. We do this by incorporating a swivel function that allows you to turn the seat ninety degrees towards the door, making it easier to seat and secure your child.