10 Fun Facts About Volvo

volvo logo mars iron
The iconic circle and arrow logo is the same one used to represent the male gender, but has a slightly different context. Contrary to your dirty imagination, the symbol is actually a shield and spear that represented the Roman god of war Mars. It was used as a symbol for masculinity, but also as a symbol for iron, an essential material for warfare at the time. Given Volvo’s reputation for safety and durability, the latter context makes a lot of sense.