• 19-AUG-2013

  • SOURCE: Volvo Trucks

Volvo's New Trucks Built for World's Toughest Conditions

Short clip: Brian and Steve discuss the extreme driving conditions in Australia
The Volvo FH16, Volvo's new truck for heavy long-haul operations, has been tested in the toughest of all environments: Australia. Over a period of two days, it was put through its paces by journalists Brian Weatherley and Steve Brooks, both of whom have many years of experience in the transport industry.

Australia's operating conditions are demanding in many ways: the distances are vast, the roads are challenging, the speed limits are high and the payloads are heavy. The long distances mean that Australian drivers average five nights a week in their trucks, which imposes high demands on in-cab working conditions and after-work comfort.

Comprehensive tests of the new FH series were carried out in Australia from the earliest development phase. Now however it was time for two highly experienced motoring journalists to see how the new truck measures up on Australian roads. The test vehicle was a 700 hp FH16 fitted with a Globetrotter XL cab.

Available content includes the full film as well as shorter general views and driving footage of the Volvo FH16 in Australia.


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