Volvo Trucks unveils new VNL series

In News, Volvo2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJuly 13, 2017

Volvo Trucks North America has revealed the new Volvo VNL series, a ground-breaking tractor that meets the needs of today‘s long-haul trucking customers and professional drivers. Available in several configurations, including an all-new, 70” sleeper, the Volvo VNL series defines the shape of trucks to come.

“The new Volvo VNL builds on our long-standing commitment to deliver the safest, most comfortable and most efficient long-haul truck on the market,” says Göran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North America. “Infused with new innovations and technologies, we‘re proud to expand upon that commitment to our current and future customers with this new design.”

Designers of the new Volvo VNL combined elements of Volvo‘s design language with dynamic new features. Swept-back headlights include signature Volvo daytime running lights and frame a bold new Volvo grille and hood. Redesigned and repositioned engine air intakes allow for less turbulent intake air delivery. Airflow up and around the cab has also been optimised with new chassis and roof fairings.

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 new Volvo VNL series was designed and engineered at Volvo Trucks‘ North American technology centre in Greensboro, North Carolina, and will be built at Volvo‘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.