Volvo Trucks USA:
Volvo Group was reorganized on 1 January 2012 and as a part of the process, Volvo Trucks ceased to be a separate company and was instead incorporated into Volvo Group Trucks, with Volvo’s other truck brands, Renault Trucks, Mack Trucks.
The first Volvo truck rolled off the production lines in 1928, and in 2016 Volvo Trucks employed more than 52,000 people around the world. Volvo manufactures and assembles its trucks in eight wholly-owned assembly plants and nine factories owned by local interests. Volvo Trucks produces and sells over 190,000 units annually.
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They have a huge market share which helps them to make people known about them. They have sold 300000 trucks all over Europe and is known for their quality which attracts people to them. They are known for their interior and great looking design.
Volvo Trucks: Founder
Founded in 1927, and founded by Assar Gabrielsson and Gustav Larson
Models: Current product line-up (as of May 2013)
Volvo FL, Volvo FE, Volvo FM, Volvo FH, Volvo FH16, Volvo FMX, Volvo VHD, Volvo VNL, Volvo VNM, Volvo VNR, Volvo VNX, and Volvo VM etc.
Volvo Trucks Price Range: Popular Volvo Semi Truck models
Volvo FH Specifications
Volvo released the first generation of FH12 and FH16 trucks. Being produced for more than 25 years, the FH-series has become one of the most successful series ever, with more than 1,000,000 sold units worldwide. The “FH” means “Forward control High entry” and the number 16 stays for engine capacity in litres.
The power is provided by D13K engines rated at 420, 460, 500 and 540 hp. These Volvo 13-liter engines are Euro 6 compliant. The customers can keep an eye out for these four cab types: Low Sleeper, Sleeper, Globetrotter and Globetrotter XL. Volvo also offers gas-powered FH LNG version (liquified natural gas).
The FH LNG offers the same performance as a diesel-powered truck. Moreover, it consumes 20% less emissions than regular FH truck and when fuelled by BIO-LNG, emissions can be reduced by 100% (“tank to wheel” emissions). Customers can choose between 420 and 460 hp G13C gas (LNG) engines.
Volvo FMX Specifications
The FMX is made of strong materials as it is the most robust Volvo truck capable of carrying large loads. It also features sturdy bumper, comfortable rear suspension and advanced steering.
Volvo FMX offers 4×2 to 6×6 tractor and 4×2 to 10×4 rigid drive configurations. The most popular configuration is Volvo FMX 8×4 with twin front axles.
Volvo Customization Options
You can choose from many customization options such as tridem rear air suspension with ground clearance of at least 300 mm (being able to handle rough terrain while protecting both cargo and truck), steerable tag axle, dual front axles, Auto Traction Control (for 4×4 to 10×6 driven front axle configurations), Volvo Dynamic Steering (easier to maneuver, fuel savings) or I-Shift gearbox.
Volvo FMX trucks can be powered either by 11-litre D11K (330, 380, 430, 460 hp) engines or by 13-litre D13K (420,460, 500, 540 hp) engines, both of them being Euro 6 ready.