Official Release : New Volvo Truck Range Launched in India

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Volvo Trucks has launched a new range in India today. The completely renewed product portfolio – which includes the flagship Volvo FH, voted ‘International Truck of the Year 2014’ in Europe – is pushing the limits on what premium trucks can offer, setting a new benchmark for transportation.

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Speaking on the occassion, Mr. Philippe Divry, President, Volvo India Private Ltd, and Senior Vice President of the Volvo Group said, “Volvo has invested more than US$3 billion and 14 million engineering hours in this project. And just to make perfectly sure of the outcome, we have tested the vehicles for 21 million kilometers. We are the undisputed leader of the premium truck segment in India, and this new range will keep moving the bar further in terms of productivity and efficiency for our customers.”

Comprising of Volvo FH, the Volvo FM and the Volvo FMX, the range is the most technologically advanced in India. It boasts of important improvements in all crucial areas: from productivity, fuel efficiency, safety to maximizing uptime. The range also introduces unique features such as the intelligent I-Shift automated gearbox technology optimized for tough and rugged mining operating conditions, as well as Volvo’s unique Dynafleet telematics system which allows following up on fuel consumption over time, and – together with Volvo Trucks Driver Training services – coach drivers into further improving their fuel saving skills.

FMX

Dynafleet also enables customers to see in real time the location of their vehicles and vehicles’ performance data that are critical to have control on their fleet, letting the customer fully focus on running their core business.

The Volvo FH is an innovative truck built with the driver in focus. It is wired to make operations more efficient, more productive, safer and more comfortable for over dimensional cargo transport. The new Volvo FH 520, built grounds up, is more robust leading to increased technical load carrying capacity (GCW) by 33% to 200 tonnes.

The Volvo FMX is extremely robust and is the ultimate truck for mining and construction, integrating the experience of Volvo in this segment around the world and especially during its 15 years of leadership in India. The new FMX 440 8X4 is equipped to deliver the best in class productivity with an increased body capacity of 19.5 cu.m, which allows to carry an additional bucket of payload. Also, it will offer the I-Shift gearbox for mining as an option, which makes it easier to drive the vehicles under the toughest conditions, thereby increasing productivity.

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Lastly, the Volvo FM is a flexible all-round player. The power rating of the new Volvo FM 6X4 tractor has been improved from 400hp to 440hp leading to increased pulling power. Also, it would now come with a 125 tonnes (technical GCW) Puller thereby meeting the latent need of customers to have a product in this range. It is an extremely versatile truck that can be tailored for each specific need of the customer’s business. It would also have a Euro 4 6X4 rigid variant with 420 hp and I-shift for special applications.

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