Nya Volvo FM – optimal allroundspelare i Volvo Lastvagnars modellprogram

| Source: Volvo, AB
Volvo Lastvagnar presenterar nu nya Volvo FM. Med flexibilitet och
transporteffektivitet på toppnivå täcker den in de flesta kunders behov. Bland
nyheterna finns bland annat en förbättrad förarmiljö och den banbrytande
tekniken Volvo Dynamic Steering som ger de förstklassiga köregenskaperna ett
extra lyft.
“The new Volvo FM is easy to customise to suit individual needs. To use the
language of football, the FM is that invaluable all-round player that does an
equally brilliant job wherever it is needed,” says Claes Nilsson, President of
Volvo Trucks. He adds:

“Volvo Dynamic Steering is a world-class technical innovation. It benefits the
truck driver in all operating conditions by creating a safer, more comfortable
and more enjoyable working environment.

On the highway the dynamic steering system provides exceptional directional
stability. At low speeds even a heavily loaded truck is so easily manoeuvrable
that it can be steered with little effort.”

Excellent driving experience

Improved suspension is another upgrade that contributes to the excellent road

“The driving experience in the new Volvo FM benefits from most of our recent
innovations. Progress on the road is more assured, with better roll stability.
To improve fuel efficiency, the I-See system, which can cut diesel consumption
with of up to five percent, is now also available on the FM,” says Claes

Flexible and efficient

Lower weight, new axle configurations, increased chassis flexibility and crystal
-clear interfaces for bodybuilders all allow the customer to tailor the perfect
truck for the job.

High product quality combined with the option of advanced telematics to monitor
a number of components means that Volvo Trucks can guarantee the truck owner
maximum uptime.

While the Volvo FM is productive and economical for the customer, it also offers
the driver a completely new working environment.

The driver in firm focus

The in-cab environment is designed with the driver in focus. The result is an
effective, ergonomic and safe workplace with increased space for the driver and
more storage capacity than before.

Another new feature is the possibility of downloading the new “My Truck” app,
which allows the driver to remotely control and monitor some of the truck’s

The new Volvo FM is being launched with a comprehensive range of 11- and 13
-litre engines that meet the Euro 6 requirements, which come into force at the
start of 2014.

The Volvo FM is being unveiled for the first time at the Commercial Vehicles
show in Birmingham in April 2013. Production for European customers will get
under way in September 2013.

See the film about the new Volvo FM at Volvo Trucks
YouTube (http://tiny.cc/gwz4tw).

March 19, 2013

For further information, please contact:

Eva Lindeberger, Volvo Trucks media relations, phone: +46 31 322 8078

e-mail: eva.lindeberger@volvo.com

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