Volvo Trucks has launched five new truck models since September 2012 – and the whole new range goes on public display for the first time at the Comtrans Exhibition in Moscow (10th–14th September).
“The trucks in our stand are the result of one of the most intensive and exciting periods in the history of Volvo Trucks. With the most modern and innovative Volvo line-up ever, we now have an outstanding ability to help customers in all segments to improve productivity and profitability,” says Claes Nilsson, President of Volvo Trucks.
The new truck range boosts Volvo Truck’s offer in all major segments:
- Volvo FH – the long-haul champion
- Volvo FM – the flexible all-round player
- Volvo FMX – probably the best construction truck in the world
- Volvo FE and Volvo FL – easy-to-own, easy-to-drive choices for smooth regional and city distribution
All new truck models also include innovations and features that make the driver’s job easier and more efficient. They include improved suspensions and the ground-breaking Volvo Dynamic Steering, which is available on the new Volvo FH, FM and FMX. The I-See technology – a supplement to the I-Shift automated transmission – can save operators up to five per cent in fuel.
“We are so confident in our quality that we now offer Volvo FH and Volvo FM customers a new Gold service contract that includes a maximum uptime guarantee.
With telematics monitoring key components, the workshop can follow the actual wear and condition of various components online,” explains Claes Nilsson.
Celebrating 40 years in Russia
Displaying the new truck range is a great way to celebrate 40 years of Volvo Trucks in Russia. The first 100 tractors were delivered back in 1973. At that time, this was the biggest delivery of foreign trucks to the Russian market. The present Volvo population on the Russian roads totals almost 70,000 trucks.
In 2009, Volvo also became the first foreign truck manufacturer to establish full-scale production in Russia. Next year, production of the new, advanced trucks will start locally at the factory in Kaluga.
“Russia is one of our key markets and a real success story. By investing heavily in local production and a reinforced service network, we are confident that no one can beat our total offer of products and services here,” concludes Claes Nilsson.
Volvo Trucks will hold a press conference at the Comtrans Exhibition at 12.00 on September 9. The presenters are Claes Nilsson, President Volvo Trucks, and Anton Zhelapov, Commercial Director for Volvo Trucks Russia.