Volvo Trucks Launches New FL and FE

New Volvo FL and FE 7 photos
Photo: Volvo Trucks
New Volvo FL and FENew Volvo FL and FENew Volvo FL and FENew Volvo FL and FENew Volvo FL and FENew Volvo FL and FE
Volvo Truck has officially unveiled two new vehicles designed specifically for use in urban and suburban conditions, the new FL and FE. Both feature increased overall safety, are available with a number of transmission options in day cab, comfort cab and crew cab forms.
In order to give the Volvo FL and FE a clearly identifiable Volvo image, the classic Volvo ironmark logo has been moved up to a new position below the windscreen, which should make these fresh models more easily distinguishable. “We focused on all the details that were already good and made them even better. The idea is that the driver and truck together create the profile of an operator that represents transport quality at the very highest level," Design Director Rikard Orell briefly summarises.

“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.

Specifically for city and suburban use, Volvo Trucks has developed two new five- and eight-litre engines:

• The new 6-cylinder D8 engine has a displacement of 7.7 litres and is available with a choice of three power outputs: 320 hp (1200 Nm), 280 hp (1050 Nm) and 250 hp (950 Nm).
• The Volvo FL is also available with the compact 4-cylinder D5 engine. It has a displacement of 5.1 litres and comes with power outputs of 240 hp (900 Nm) and 210 hp (800 Nm).

“With their swift torque delivery at low revs, both engines are ideal for quick, comfortable and safe driving in cities and suburbs. Their easy driveability helps drivers keep up with tight work schedules and multiple transport assignments,” says Ruddy Houtmeyers, Strategic Product Manager for Medium Duty Vehicles, Volvo Trucks.

“These engines meet the new Euro-6 emission 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,” explains Ruddy Houtmeyers.

If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram
About the author: Mihnea Radu
Mihnea Radu profile photo

Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
Full profile


Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories