Friday, 25 April 2014

Volvo Euro-6 FH16 to make UK public debut

Volvo Trucks is bringing its new Euro-6 FH16-750, in 6x2 tractor unit configuration, to the Truckfest event in Peterborough, UK from 4-5 May.

“We are very excited to be bringing the new FH16-750 Euro-6 to Truckfest”, said Volvo Trucks UK managing director Arne Knaben.

“Truckfest visitors have tremendous passion and enthusiasm, so will know that the Volvo FH16 will prove to be a major draw for enthusiasts and drivers alike,” he added.

“Now, with the latest Euro-6 driveline, we hope lots of people will enjoy being able to get up close and have a good look at this amazing truck, in addition to the other new Volvos on the stand,” he said.

Seven other trucks from Volvo’s Euro-6 range will also appear on the stand at Truckfest. In addition to three FH tractor units, there will be a new Volvo FM-500, equipped with the high spec Globetrotter LXL cab and Volvo’s innovative Dynamic Steering.

Two new 4x2 rigids – a new Volvo FL and a new Volvo FE – will be on display featuring Volvo’s latest automated transmissions. Whilst the 4.4m wheelbase FL is equipped with I-Sync, the 6.45m wheelbase FE benefits from the AT2612E version of I-Shift, which was introduced on the FE series with the introduction of the Euro-6 version in 2013.

Volvo’s Euro-6 range line-up at Truckfest Peterborough is completed by a new Volvo FMX 8x4 tipper. Demonstrating Volvo’s capability when it comes to high specification eight-wheelers, the 5.1m wheelbase FMX is fitted with a Globetrotter cab.

The truck is powered by a 13-litre D13K engine, rated at 540hp, driving through an AT2612E I-Shift automated transmission.

Completing the line-up on the Volvo stand will be a specially-painted FH16-750 celebrating Birmingham-based H D Rickett’s 50-years in business.

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