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Al-Futtaim Auto & Machinery Company (FAMCO), the UAE’s heavy vehicle and machinery importer, has launched its new cutting-edge Volvo Trucks range in the UAE
The new-generation FH, FM and FMX heavy-duty trucks have been redesigned to deliver even higher levels of productivity, class-leading safety features, as well as a more driver-friendly experience with an enhanced driver interface, interior space and overall visibility. These advanced models deliver a stronger return on range, giving users an environmental and financial saving in the process.
Frank O’Connor, vice- president, Volvo Trucks International, Middle East and Turkey, said, “In these challenging times, launching our new FH, FM and FMX models in the UAE has been a real team effort from everyone involved. With a strong focus on the driver environment, safety and productivity, this new line-up will help us to deliver on our promise to be our customers’ best business partner. We can do this by, by helping them to develop the best drivers - responsible driving behaviour can help reduce emissions and fuel costs, as well as helping reduce the risk of accidents, injury and unplanned downtime, all of which will make them more competitive and profitable.”
The new generation Volvo FH combines the most successful elements from the previous FH series with smart technologies and a functional, human centric design. The result is an intelligent and sophisticated truck that helps the driver deliver outstanding performance under any conditions.
An optional nine-inch side display can provide infotainment, navigation assistance, transport information and camera monitoring. The display, that is easy to reach, allows the driver to interact in numerous ways: with the intuitively positioned buttons on the steering wheel, through voice control, or directly via the touchscreen and display control panel. The all new FH globetrotter cabin includes re-designed gear selector, spacious storage spaces, three USB slots, 33 litre refrigerator and other features which helps the driver to have a fatigue free driving experience.
Coming to fuel saving, the trucks come with the Innovative Volvo Torque Assist feature, which helps in saving fuel up to 8% in a 100T application, with potential to increase this saving to a big extent.
.The new Volvo FM is designed to attract drivers with a new cab and better visibility. The new Volvo FM heavy duty truck will be the ultimate workplace on wheels in all segments.
The all new redesigned cab has raised A-pillars that give it up to one extra cubic meter of space and more light. It also comes with smart technology that underpins Volvo’s focus on creating the ultimate space for drivers.
The Globetrotter new sleeper cab has been upgraded with a raised bed and improved storage possibilities that include a large storage compartment underneath the bed and upper rear storage with LED panels in the compartment dividers.
To provide economic advantage to the customers, features like Volvo Torque Assist and clutch able air compressor are equipped to save fuel and AGM batteries are added in place of conventional enhanced flooded batteries which have excellent cycling ability and cold cranking performance. Tire pressure monitoring system has also been added which makes it possible for the driver to supervise the tyre pressure through the instrument display. A correct tyre pressure gives an optimal use of the tyre and leads to increased lifetime and decreased fuel consumption.
The new FMX comes equipped with a new traction control panel that helps the driver easily and quickly handle potentially dangerous situations, both on and off the road. The driver can gain more traction by engaging the differential locks in an easy way, by turning a knob, viewing the traction status on the instrument display at the same time. A new steering wheel with a neck tilt option offers the driver a more ergonomic driving position.
The new Volvo FMX features the heaviest addition to Volvo’s chassis range – a 38-tonne bogie that allows for a Gross Vehicle Weight (GCW) of up to 58 tonnes. This is the biggest GVW offering here in the Middle East.