Volvo Trucks North America has unveiled the new Volvo VNL series available in several configurations.
“The new Volvo VNL builds on our commitment to deliver the safest, most comfortable and most efficient long-haul truck on the market,” said Volvo Trucks North America president, Göran Nyberg.
“We are proud to expand upon that commitment to our current and future customers with this new design.”
Swept back headlights include Volvo daytime running lights as well as new grille and hood. Redesigned and repositioned engine air intakes allow for less turbulent intake air delivery, while flow up and around the cab has also been optimised with new chassis and roof fairings.
“While we wanted the new VNL to make a statement on the road, we knew that it also had to make a statement to our customers’ bottom lines,” said Volvo Trucks North America director of product marketing, Wade Long.
The VNL series comes standard with the 13-litre Volvo D13 engine, while Daycab and VNL 400 models can spec the 11-litre Volvo D11 as an option. The 15-litre Cummins X15 is also available in the VNL series.
The Volvo VNL series was designed and engineered at Volvo Trucks’ North American technology centre in Greensboro, North Carolina and will be built at the manufacturer’s New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia, where all Volvo models for the US are assembled.
Volvo engines and transmissions powering each VNL model will be produced at Volvo’s powertrain manufacturing facility in Hagerstown, Maryland.