The upgrades on the Volvo FH, FM and FMX trucks are the latest in Volvo Trucks’ continuous engineering efforts to optimise its trucks. The Volvo FH Electric – recently chosen as International Truck of the Year 2024 and available in South Africa since June 2023 – becomes even more energy-efficient.
Also, the familiar face of the Volvo FH, FM and FMX range is getting a mild refresh with a bold Volvo Iron Mark – the biggest ever on a Volvo Truck in modern times. The upgraded Volvo models will go into production in Europe during the first half of 2024 and reach dealerships in mid-2024. In South Africa, customers can expect to see the new-look models by quarter 4.
“The extra heavy Volvo trucks are icons in the industry and with the latest upgrades I am confident that we will further strengthen our position in this segment”, comments Roger Alm, President Volvo Trucks. “Our skilled engineers have done a tremendous job in fine-tuning our heavy-duty trucks for reduced CO2 emissions, improved safety and even better productivity and customer satisfaction.”
Waldemar Christensen, MD of Volvo Trucks South Africa, says “regardless of which powertrain a customer chooses – electric, gas or diesel – all variants of Volvo's extra heavy trucks will benefit from a high level of efficiency, safety and driving experience.”
Improved safety and fuel efficiency with Volvo’s new Camera Monitor System
An advanced new Camera Monitor System contributes to both better aerodynamics and improved safety. This new solution, which will be available locally as an option, will replace traditional exterior mirrors and in the process give the driver a wider visual field and thus improve safety for both the driver and surrounding road users.
“The camera system has a positive impact on the driver’s visibility in rainy and dark conditions, as well as in direct sunlight and when driving in tunnels. When pulling a trailer, the camera system also has an auto-panning function that zooms in on the turning trailer,” explains Christensen. “This feature will be particularly relevant in local driving conditions where trucks often travel on unlit roads and challenging weather conditions.”
Other news on the updated Volvo FH, FM and FMX models:
International launch of new Volvo FH Aero
At the same time, Volvo Trucks’ iconic FH truck range gets a new family member with the Volvo FH Aero. With aerodynamic design and innovative features, the FH Aero offers energy efficiency at a new level, available in four variants including biofuel and the award-winning electric version. This model range will not be available in South Africa at this stage.
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