Volvo Showing Off New Regional Haul Models

Volvo Trucks North America’s is showing off the first of its new Volvo VNR models this week during an event in Winston-Salem, N.C. Shown were several different configurations of the new tractor that were launched in April at ExpoCam in Montreal, Quebec. The VNR range, available in the VNR 300 daycab, VNR 400 flat-roof sleeper and VNR 640 mid-roof sleeper, is targeted for urban areas, pickup and delivery, liquid tankers, dry bulk, flatbed and other regional haul applications.

 The new VNR model features a new aerodynamic design, work environment, improved engine and transmission options, gearing and loading efficiencies, passive and active safety systems and integrated connectivity.  Volvo’s VNR range is powered by the company’s D11 and D13 Diesel engines. The D11 is rated 325 to 425 hp and D13 has outputs from 375 to 500 hp

 “We are very pleased with the positive customer response we’ve seen since we launched the Volvo VNR,” said Göran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North America. “Our order intake, especially for the VNR 640, has exceeded our expectations, and we look forward to delivering the truck that meets all of the unique demands of the regional haul market.”

Like all of Volvo’s North American models, the new VNR was designed and developed at Volvo Trucks’ North American technology center in Greensboro, NC. The VNR will be produced at Volvo’s New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, Va., and the Volvo engines and transmissions powering the VNR will be produced at Volvo’s powertrain manufacturing facility in Hagerstown, Md.

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