Volvo Trucks today announced the launch of new range of trucks in India, including the flagship Volvo FH which was voted 'International Truck of the Year 2014' in Europe.
Comprising Volvo FH, the Volvo FM and the Volvo FMX, the range is the most technologically advanced in India, boasting improvement in all crucial areas from productivity, fuel efficiency, safety and maximising uptime, company officials said.
They said the range also introduces unique features such as the intelligent I-Shift automated gearbox technology optimised for tough and rugged mining operating conditions, as well as Volvo's unique Dynafleet telemetrics system which allows following up on fuel consumption over time.
Dynafleet also enables customers to see in real time the location of their vehicle and vehicles' performance data that are critical to have control on their fleet, letting the customer fully focus on running their core business, they added.
"Volvo has invested more than USD 3 billion and 14 million engineering hours in this project. And just to make perfectly sure of the outcome, we have tested the vehicles for 21 million kms," Philippe Divry President, Volvo India and Senior Vice President, Volvo Group told reporters.
"We are the undisputed leaders of the premium truck segment in India, and this new range will keep moving the bar further in terms of productivity and efficiency for our customers," he added.
Divry said the Volvo group has always been extremely confident about the future outlook of India.