Volvo rolls out ‘toughest construction truck in the world’

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The new Volvo FMX truck was launched at the Bauma 2013 trade fair in Munich

Volvo launched its newest truck – the FMX – at the Bauma 2013 trade fair in Munich and broke new ground in the construction segment.

The new FMX boasts an array of updates including a totally redesigned cab interior, new air suspension system, raised ground-clearance and Volvo Dynamic Steering – a world-first innovation designed to improve maneuverability.

“We have improved every detail of the truck – large and small – which are vital for ensuring the truck’s robustness and handling,” Claes Nilsson, president of Volvo Trucks, says. “It is probably the best and toughest construction truck in the world.”

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The new Volvo FMX is available with a choice of 11- and 13-litre Euro-6 engines. The D13 has outputs from 420 to 500 horsepower, while the D11 spans the range from 330 to 450 horsepower.

For markets outside Europe, engines adapted for Euro-3, Euro-4 and Euro-5 will also be available.