Volvo Trucks: On the Road to Progress Launches New Trucks with World-Class Features

The launch of several new models by Volvo Trucks’ at its production facility in Bangalore, underlines the company’s expertise in the tipper truck business.

With a booming infrastructure sector, the construction industry in India has seen rapid growth in road construction, irrigation projects, hydel projects, stone quarries, marble quarries, granite quarries and more. To tap the best potential in this vast sea of opportunities, customers need trucks which can deliver the lowest cost per ton, carry more load per trip and offer the highest productivity and uptime. Volvo Trucks accomplish all of these and more by bringing industry leading technology to work for construction business.

Volvo trucks are designed to be robust and durable with reinforced features to enable them to deliver power and strength for continuous action with heavy loads in the most demanding conditions.

The company’s new, more robust Volvo FM 380 8x4 designed for road construction, irrigation and for use in quarry works, has been further improved to meet customer demand. It has an aerodynamic design, offers an efficient and flexible solution, and is user-friendly and safe. It has the largest capacity body in the segment, delivering the highest productivity, with the most powerful and technologically advanced engine, and is the only model in its segment to have an Automated Manual Transmission - Volvo's superior l-Shift technology- delivering higher fuel efficiency, lower maintenance and better driver comfort in the cabin.

Volvo FMX 460 8X4 designed for mining and construction is a very robust, dependable and high capacity tipper for executing large construction projects in tough operating conditions. The superior engine technology and intelligent l-Shift transmission ensures high fuel efficiency and lowest cost per ton. It affords swift, efficient transportation of large loads, without getting bogged down, and has been developed to be safer and easier to drive.

Volvo FM 420 6X4 tractor is built with enhanced features, strengthened chassis and a more powerful driveline configuration, to get difficult jobs done faster. Its large payload capacity can be attributed to the powerful Volvo engine, superior transmission and a weight optimized design.


Says Vinod Aggarwal, MD & CEO, Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles, “The big road and infrastructure projects require handling of large quantities of material over long distances in efficient manner. Volvo Trucks is committed to be an integral part of the construction business and provides customers with solutions that will accelerate the progress of their business.”

Adds Dinakar B, Senior VP-Sales, Marketing & Aftermarket, Volvo Trucks India and VE Commercial Vehicles, “With a Volvo, our customers get industry-leading performance, cost-saving fuel efficiency, and precision manoeuvring to keep things moving quickly and safely. We also offer professional onsite support and service planning to ensure maximum truck utilization.”

NBM&CW November 2018

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