The new Volvo FH series was the centre of attention at the IAA International Motor Show in Hannover.
“What you see here is the latest generation FH. And we are not talking about a facelift, this is a brand new truck,” said Claes Nilsson, president Volvo Trucks, at a press conference in Hannover. “We have invested almost 1.3 billion euros (£1.05 bn) in the new Volvo FH. It is an outstanding long-haul truck, with technology way ahead of its competitors.”
The IAA was the first opportunity for many people to see the new range up close. Ten new trucks were on display at the Volvo Trucks stand, and there were presentations on some of the model’s world-first innovations for improved fuel efficiency, handling, uptime and driver environment.
“All in all, our new Volvo FH is much more than a world-class truck. It is a complete, competitive business solution,” added Nilsson. “It contains news that gives our customers added value compared to today’s offer – and it will further strengthen our leading position and help us gain new market shares, particularly here in Germany.”
The all-new Volvo FH will be delivered to European customers in spring 2013. The very first truck will be auctioned on Ebay and all the money will go to charity.