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
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.