Swedish truck Giant Volvo would be launching a new range of their flagship FH16 series of trucks in March next year. Powered by new generation 16-litre diesel engines, the new FH16 series would be conforming to strict standards for low emissions. Also the 2014 Volvo FH16 range is claimed to meet high expectations on performance and productivity from customers in the most demanding operations.
Kristin Signert, Long Haul Segment Manager at Volvo Trucks says “We are proud to have succeeded in meeting the Euro 6 requirements while at the same time retaining the best driveability and performance on the market. Fuel consumption also remains highly competitive.”
The new Euro 6 engines would be available in three output levels: 750 hp (3,550 Nm), 650 hp (3,150 Nm) and 550 hp (2,900 Nm). All three variants would be mated to Volvo’s automated transmission, I-Shift. Volvo is also offering the 550 hp version in 2,800 Nm with a manual transmission.
The FH series have been Volvo’s highest selling range of trucks with the Volvo FH16 750 being the title-holder of the world’s most powerful freight truck after snatching the title from the Scania R730. The FH series are primarily used as heavy haulage tractors, timber haulers and critical long-distance operations. The FH series of trucks are renowned for their performance, productivity and comfort for long haul drivers. No wonder the FH series has been one of the world’s largest selling trucks with over 4,00,000 global sales.
Sales of the 2014 Volvo FH16 series would get under way in March 2014 with the production slated for early June.