• 19-SEP-2012

  • SOURCE: Volvo Trucks

New Volvo FH Takes Centre Stage at IAA

The new Volvo FH series was the centre of attention at the IAA International Motor Show in Hannover today. Many visitors were eager to see the new trucks that Volvo says will set new standards in the long-haul truck industry.

The new Volvo FH series was officially unveiled at a spetacular launch event on September 5. However, the IAA was the first opportunity for many people to see the new range up close. Ten new trucks were on display at the Volvo Trucks stand, and there were presentations on some of the model's world-first innovations for improved fuel efficiency, handling, uptime and driver environment. Strong emphasis was placed on the new Volvo FH's reduced fuel consumption and environmental impact with a Euro 6 engine and the new I-Torque driveline being highlighted.

I-See, a new software package for the I-Shift transmission, memorises road data and automatically optimises gear shifting and speed to the topography. Working together the I-Torque driveline, I-See and other hardware updates cut fuel consumption by up to ten per cent.

The Euro 6 engine will be available from spring 2013, and the I-torque driveline will be introduced in autumn 2013 for the European market. The all-new Volvo FH will be delivered to European customers in spring 2013. The very first truck will be auctioned on Ebay and all the money will go to charity.

Available content includes footage from the IAA, driving footage of the new Volvo FH as well as images from the IAA.