GÖTEBORG, Sweden, April 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --Volvo Trucks in North America has unveiled the new Volvo VNR model, a versatile regional haul tractor designed and developed for the modern professional truck driver and the rapidly evolving demands of goods delivery.
"Our goal with the new VNR was to give our customers a versatile tool to meet their individual needs and challenges in the critical regional haul market," said Göran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North America. "Our investment in this new truck is a clear signal of Volvo's commitment to meeting the needs of regional haul customers in North America today and in the future. Everything about the new Volvo VNR represents the shape of trucks to come."
Defined by innovations in every area – new aerodynamic design, reimagined working environment, improved engine and transmission options, gearing and loading efficiencies, passive and active safety systems and integrated connectivity – the new Volvo VNR is ideal for urban areas, pickup and delivery, liquid tankers, dry bulk, flatbed and other regional haul applications.
With the new Volvo VNR model, customers will see an overall fuel efficiency gain of up to 3.5 percent compared with the previous regional haul model.
"I'm truly excited for our customers to drive the new VNR, and to hear how it makes every aspect of the job better and their businesses more profitable," said Nyberg.
The Volvo VNR will be produced at Volvo's New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia, while the Volvo engines and transmissions powering the Volvo VNR will be produced at Volvo's powertrain manufacturing facility in Hagerstown, Maryland.
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The Volvo Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 95,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2016 the Volvo Group's sales amounted to about SEK 302 billion (EUR 31,9 billion). The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.volvogroup.com.
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