Volvo Trucks´ much-awaited new range has been launched in India. The completely renewed product portfolio - which includes the flagship Volvo FH, voted ´International Truck of the Year 2014´ in Europe - is pushing the limits on what premium trucks can offer, setting a new benchmark for transportation.
During the initial press event held at KTPO, Whitefield, Bangalore, Philippe Divry, President, Volvo India Private Ltd, and Senior Vice President of the Volvo Group said, ´Volvo has invested more than $3 billion and 14 million engineering hours in this project. And just to make perfectly sure of the outcome, we have tested the vehicles for 21 million kilometres. We are the undisputed leader of the premium truck segment in India, and this new range will keep moving the bar further in terms of productivity and efficiency for our customers.´
Over a two-day period-following the press event-more than 150 VIP customers from all over India are invited to Bangalore to experience three new models that together constitute a significant development in the transportation industry.
Comprising Volvo FH, the Volvo FM and the Volvo FMX, the range is the most technologically advanced in India. It boasts of important improvements in all crucial areas: from productivity, fuel efficiency, safety to maximising uptime. The range also introduces unique features such as the intelligent I-Shift automated gearbox technology optimised for tough and rugged mining operating conditions, as well as Volvo´s unique Dynafleet telematics system which allows following up on fuel consumption over time, and-together with Volvo Trucks Driver Training services-coach drivers into further improving their fuel-saving skills.
Dynafleet also enables customers to see in real time the location of their vehicles and vehicles´ performance data that are critical to have control on their fleet, letting the customer fully focus on running their core business.