The recently-launched Euro-6 compliant version of the new FH16 will make its UK public debut
April 24, 2014: Volvo Trucks stand at Truckfest Peterborough (4th and 5th May 2014). The latest addition to Volvo’s Euro-6 line up will appear alongside other trucks from the range – which has been completely renewed in the last 18 months.
Visitors will get the chance to get up close to the new FH16-750, which is being displayed in 6x2 tractor unit configuration.
“We’re very excited to be bringing the new FH16-750 Euro-6 to Truckfest”, says Volvo Trucks UK Managing Director Arne Knaben, adding: “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. 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.”
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 – as seen by over 100 million viewers in the recent Volvo’s YouTube viral video featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme.
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. This features DriveFM+ trim level and Living 1 package. The truck is powered by a 13-litre D13K engine, rated at 540hp, driving through an AT2612E I-Shift automated transmission. Bodywork is a Thompson Loadmaster Light tipper.
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. The air-brushed mural features ’Hell Drivers’, the iconic 1957 black-and-white trucking film starring a young Sean Connery and images of the husband-and-wide team that originally founded the business.
As usual, Volvo Trucks staff and dealers will be on hand to answer questions and help visitors to the stand. As well as inspecting the trucks, visitors will also be able to purchase items from the Volvo Merchandise collection.