Volvo Trucks India launches FM, the FMX range of heavy trucks, Auto News, ET Auto
New Delhi: Volvo Trucks India, a division of VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd (VECV), launched six heavy trucks from the FM and FMX ranges in India on Monday. Now available for sale across India, the new trucks are being manufactured at Volvo Trucks’ Hoskote plant near Bengaluru, the company said in a statement.
“We are proud to launch these next generation trucks designed to deliver superior operational efficiency to our customers. We continue to bring world class innovations to India and these trucks will further strengthen our role as our customers’ preferred business partner, ”said Vinod Aggarwal, Managing Director and CEO of VE Commercial Vehicles Limited.
According to the company, the Volvo FM and FMX truck lines combine high productivity and efficiency, unmatched safety, excellent ride comfort and enhanced connectivity features.
“Our forklifts serve in some of the most demanding and urgent applications and this new line of forklifts is designed to push the boundaries of productivity with a focus on improving the environment and operator safety. Backed by world-class service, we now have a wider range of transportation solutions to meet the unique requirements of various applications in India, ”said B Dinakar, senior vice president of Volvo Trucks India.
With an increased cabin volume of up to 1,000 liters, the new range offers a larger windshield, lowered door lines and new mirrors that improve the driver’s line of sight by 10%, the company says. The high-capacity FMX500 also has an additional passenger angle camera and the option of installing four additional cameras for better visibility. A 12-inch fully digital driver interface displays all of the truck’s performance and maintenance parameters, such as pre-ride check and intuitive traction display.
All trucks are fitted with an electronic brake system (EBS) as standard. The Hill Descent Control feature sets a maximum speed to help prevent unwanted acceleration when descending with a load, thus increasing brake life. The lever and I-shift software are new and include additional drive modes. The engine management system has been improved from version 2.2 to 2.4 with several design improvements as well. The I-Roll function automatically disengages the motor when not needed. All of these features, along with improved aerodynamics and real-time driver guidance, help improve fuel efficiency.
Additionally, Volvo Trucks sets a new level of uptime by increasing the engine oil change interval by up to 20%, the company said.