Volvo’s new generation of heavy-duty trucks enter production

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Series production of Volvo’s latest FH, FM and FMX heavy-duty trucks has started in Gothenburg. 

The FM and FMX come equipped with a completely new cab and raised A-pillars.

These design features provide drivers will up to 1m3 more of interior space and a lighter environment.

In addition, driver visibility can be improved by adding a passenger corner camera, which covers the trucks’ side. 

Elsewhere in the new FH range, there’s a new driver interface and optional adaptive high beam headlights.

“We are very excited that our new generation of heavy-duty trucks will soon be reaching our valued customers,” said Roger Alm, president of Volvo Trucks.

He added: “All four truck models have been developed with a strong focus on improving the driver environment, safety and productivity of the vehicles. Therefore, they are more efficient than their predecessors.”

Volvo’s new  range has received strong interest from customers, with over 12,000 trucks ordered in 2020. 

Since then, launch and sales activities have continued during 2021 in markets outside Europe.

The trucks will initially be assembled at the Volvo Trucks’ European production facilities. 

The sites are Gothenburg, Sweden; Ghent in Belgium and Kaluga in Russia. From those three plants, the site in Tuve, Gothenburg, is first to start production, in March 2021.

“We have prepared for this start for a long time,” confirmed Martin Folin, acting VP of operations at the Tuve Plant. 

“The Tuve plant team is excited to get going and ready to deliver these brand-new premium trucks.”

The new FH, FM and FMX can accommodate electrified drivelines and production of these vehicles will start in 2022.

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