Thursday 27th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Volvo launches new FM distribution truck


Volvo has launched a new version of its FM truck which is designed for regional distribution operations.

There is a new exterior design that features a new grille and headlights, all inspired by the Volvo FH. New features, inlcude anti-slip windscreen steps and interior trim enhancements.

Claes Nilsson, president of Volvo’s Europe division, said: “With the updated Volvo FM, we want to further strengthen this truck’s contribution to the segment and reinforce its position as the best truck in its class for regional transport. So much is already built into the Volvo FM in terms of comfort, safety and fuel efficiency, so it was more a matter of further fine-tuning, based on feedback we have received from customers.”

The new release complements previous Volvo FM innovations, including the recently-updated automated I-Shift gearbox and Volvo’s recently-introduced new engine range that offers more power from less fuel.

According to Volvo, the 13-litre engine – in combination with the Volvo I-Shift – reduces fuel consumption by up to three per cent compared to the earlier version, while offering power output of up to 500 hp and peak torque of 2500 Nm. The alternative 11-litre engine gives customers high load capacity, while offering high performance and impressive fuel efficiency. Both the D13 and D11 engines are also available in variants tailored for the Enhanced Environmental Vehicle (EEV) requirements.