Volvo Trucks launches - Heavy-Duty Trucks in FM, FMX Range

News Date 21 Sep 2021

Volvo Trucks launches - Heavy-Duty Trucks in FM, FMX Range

Manufactured at Volvo Trucks, Hoskote factory near Bengaluru, the Volvo FM and FMX range of trucks combine high productivity and efficiency, unmatched safety, excellent driver comfort and enhanced connectivity features, the company said.

New Delhi: On Monday, Volvo Trucks India, a division of VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd (VECV), launched six heavy-duty trucks under the FM and FMX range in India. Now available for sale across India, these new trucks are manufactured at Volvo Trucks, Hoskote factory near Bengaluru, the company said in a release.

“We are proud to launch these new generation trucks designed to deliver higher operational efficiency to our customers. We continue to bring world-class innovation to India and these trucks will further reinforce our role as our customers’ most preferred business partner,” Vinod Aggarwal, managing director and chief executive officer · VE Commercial Vehicles Limited, said.

According to the company, Volvo FM and FMX range of trucks combine high productivity and efficiency, unmatched safety, excellent driver comfort and enhanced connectivity features.

“Our trucks provide service in some of the most demanding and time-critical applications and this new range of trucks are built to push the limits of productivity with a strong focus on improving the driver environment and safety. Backed by world-class service, we now have a wider range of transport solutions to cater to the unique requirements of various applications in India,” B Dinakar, senior vice president of Volvo Trucks India, said.

With cab volume increased up to 1000 litres, the new range offers larger windscreen, lowered door lines and new mirrors, which enhanced driver’s direct visibility 10%, claims the company. The high capacity FMX500 also gets an additional passenger corner camera and four more cameras for enhanced visibility. In addition, a fully digital 12-inch driver interface shows all the performance and maintenance parameters of the truck, like a Pre-Trip check and an Intuitive traction display.

All the trucks are equipped with an electronic braking system (EBS) as a standard feature. In addition, the Downhill cruise control feature sets a maximum speed to help prevent unwanted acceleration when travelling downhill with load, thus increasing brake life. The I-shift lever and software is new and includes additional drive modes. The engine management system has been improved from Version 2.2 to 2.4 with several design upgrades too. For example, the I-Roll function automatically disengages the engine when not required. All these functions, along with improved aerodynamics and real-time driver coaching, helps improve fuel efficiency.

Additionally, Volvo Trucks is setting a new level for uptime by increasing the engine oil drain interval by up to 20%, the company said.

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