Volvo Trucks now presents its new Volvo FM. Offering top-notch
flexibility and transport efficiency, it covers the needs of most
customers. Among the new features are an improved driver's cab and the
groundbreaking Volvo Dynamic Steering that boosts the truck's
first-class driving properties.
"The new Volvo FM is easy to customise to suit individual needs. To use
the language of football, the FM is that invaluable all-round player
that does an equally brilliant job wherever it is needed," says Claes
Nilsson, President of Volvo Trucks. He adds:
"Volvo Dynamic Steering is a world-class technical innovation. It
benefits the truck driver in all operating conditions by creating a
safer, more comfortable and more enjoyable working environment.
On the highway the dynamic steering system provides exceptional
directional stability. At low speeds even a heavily loaded truck is so
easily manoeuvrable that it can be steered with little effort."
Excellent driving experience
Improved suspension is another upgrade that contributes to the excellent
"The driving experience in the new Volvo FM benefits from most of our
recent innovations. Progress on the road is more assured, with better
roll stability. To improve fuel efficiency, the I-See system, which can
cut diesel consumption with of up to five percent, is now also available
on the FM," says Claes Nilsson.
Flexible and efficient
Lower weight, new axle configurations, increased chassis flexibility and
crystal-clear interfaces for bodybuilders all allow the customer to
tailor the perfect truck for the job.
High product quality combined with the option of advanced telematics to
monitor a number of components means that Volvo Trucks can guarantee the
truck owner maximum uptime.
While the Volvo FM is productive and economical for the customer, it
also offers the driver a completely new working environment.
The driver in firm focus
The in-cab environment is designed with the driver in focus. The result
is an effective, ergonomic and safe workplace with increased space for
the driver and more storage capacity than before.
Another new feature is the possibility of downloading the new "My Truck"
app, which allows the driver to remotely control and monitor some of the
The new Volvo FM is being launched with a comprehensive range of 11- and
13-litre engines that meet the Euro 6 requirements, which come into
force at the start of 2014.
The Volvo FM is being unveiled for the first time at the Commercial
Vehicles show in Birmingham in April 2013. Production for European
customers will get under way in September 2013.
See the film about the new Volvo FM at Volvo Trucks YouTube (http://tiny.cc/gwz4tw).
March 19, 2013
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