Optimised for city and suburban deliveries
The new Volvo FE and Volvo FL trucks are even easier to drive in city conditions where the demand is for fast, smooth and clean transport. The trucks feature an enhanced driver environment, and the Volvo FL range is extended with a very competitive four-cylinder, 5-litre engine.
“Drivers often climb into and out of their trucks many times on each shift. That’s why we’ve focused on creating a comfortable, convenient driver’s environment with good visibility in every direction,” says Claes Nilsson, President of Volvo Trucks.
Driving becomes more efficient thanks to two new, in-house designed eight- and five-litre engines.
“These engines meet the new Euro 6 requirements and their fuel consumption is on a par with our Euro 5 engines. The technological solution for meeting the Euro 6 demands is a combination of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and variable turbo geometry, a cooled EGR system and a particulate filter,” says Ruddy Houtmeyers, Strategic Product Manager for Medium Duty Vehicles, Volvo Trucks.
A comprehensive range of transmissions complements the two new engines. Among the various options, it is now possible to equip the Volvo FE with I-Shift.
Another welcome new feature for drivers is that ESP (Electronic Stability Program) is now fitted as standard to both the Volvo FE and the Volvo FL. ESP helps the driver keep the truck on the road if it swerves unexpectedly or severely.
Specially designed 12-tonner
Volvo Trucks has also designed a unique 12-tonne version of the Volvo FL. With the most powerful engine in its segment (four-cylinder D5 with 240 horsepower), specially optimised I-Sync transmission and weighing 500 kg less than a corresponding truck with a 6-cylinder engine this is a highly competitive model.
“The new 12-tonner is a sharp contender in the largest medium duty segment. The truck is lighter, lower and more competitively priced than the current model. It increases customer productivity and efficiency at the same time as it offers the driver better working conditions,” says Tobias Bergman, Product Manager Distribution and Refuse Segment, Volvo Trucks.