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Volvo Trucks launches four new ranges

“Our aim is to be our customers’ ultimate business partner and to help them attract the best drivers in an increasingly competitive market,” said Marcus Hörberg, vice-president of Volvo Group Southern Africa. “We are really proud of this big forward-looking investment in the future of our company, and ultimately, the success of our customers.”

Volvo has launched four new-generation extra heavy commercial trucks: the Volvo FH, FH16, FM and FMX.

Volvo said it has invested more than R2 million in its plant in Durban to facilitate the assembly of the range locally.

“We know that a fleet’s uptime is now more critical than ever, so we offer the support that operators require in these demanding times,” said Hörberg.

“This is how fleet owners do more, and we believe that this is a new chapter in the world of transport. Building services and support around our customers’ businesses.”

The shortage of qualified drivers has also dictated that new products be designed to offer a safer and more efficient driving environment to drivers in terms of comfort, visibility and ergonomics.

“Our new trucks will help drivers work even more safely and productively, and give our customers stronger arguments when competing to attract the best drivers,” continued Hörberg.

The driver’s area now has a completely new interface with a 12-inch digital display screen and a supplementary nine-inch screen from where the driver can manage navigation, infotainment and so forth.

“Safety is in the Volvo DNA and the safety features of our new truck range reflect our commitment to increasing safety for all road users,” stated Hörberg.

These trucks are equipped with downhill control, adaptive cruise control, electronically controlled braking systems and a camera on the passenger side.

Source: Volvo

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