- All-female build team will create awareness around the need for more women in the auto industry
- “Iron Maven” custom car build merges classic car styling with powerful and efficient plug-in hybrid powertrain
- Final build to be unveiled at 2021 SEMA Show in Las Vegas this November
MAHWAH, NJ (July 14, 2021) – Volvo Cars and celebrity custom car builder Bogi Lateiner have partnered to call attention to the need for more women in the auto industry with a custom, plug-in hybrid car project that merges 1960s style with modern technology, power and efficiency.
Lateiner is the founder and leader of Girl Gang Garage, a network of women committed to increasing gender diversity in the automotive industry. The collaboration highlights Volvo Cars’ dedication to increasing the number of female technicians within its retail network through accelerated training programs for current automotive technicians, recent graduates and military veterans.
Lateiner and her team of professional and amateur female mechanics, body technicians, painters and welders, alongside a group of talented female technicians in Volvo Cars’ network that are Hybrid-Certified, are merging a 1961 Volvo PV544 coupe with components from a Volvo S60 T8 Recharge Polestar Engineered sedan to create “Iron Maven”: a modern, 415…