The new Volvo FM, however, keeps the previous version's innovations, including the recently updated I-Shift gearbox and Volvo's recently introduced new engine range that offers more power and lower fuel consumption.
"It's a ‘complete' truck in every sense of the word," said Claes Nilsson, President Europe Division at Volvo Trucks. "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 for regional transport in its class. 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."
According to Volvo, the 13-litre engine in combination with Volvo I-Shift reduces fuel consumption by up to three percent compared to the earlier version, while offering power output of up to 500 hp and torque peaks at 2,500 Nm.
The 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 that comply with the EEV (Enhanced Environmentally friendly Vehicle) norm.
Additionally, with the new version of the Volvo FM, the truck maker is introducing a full range of cab packages, from premium to basic. "The new cab packages give customers more choices and opportunities to optimize the truck to specific needs in terms of driver comfort and economy, for more productive and profitable operations," added Claes Nilsson.