Volvo Trucks Defines the Shape of Trucks to Come with New VNR Regional Haul Model
Volvo Trucks North America unveiled the new Volvo VNR model, at ExpoCam in Montreal. The new VNR model is a versatile regional haul tractor designed and developed for the modern professional truck driver and the rapidly evolving demands of goods delivery. 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.
“The VNR model is a work truck, but it’s a dynamic, premium work truck, and aerodynamics are greatly important within the regional haul segment,” said Wade Long, director of product marketing for Volvo Trucks North America. “Regional routes often mean traveling at highway speeds, where aerodynamics becomes increasingly important. With the new VNR model, customers will see an overall fuel efficiency gain of up to 3.5 percent compared with our previous regional haul model.”
“You don’t become the safest truck on the road by accident. It takes actively avoiding crashes,” said Long. “That’s why every innovation in the new Volvo VNR was filtered through this question: how will it make the truck safer?”
“Every innovation of the new Volvo VNR has been filtered through the driver’s eyes,” said Brian Balicki, Volvo Trucks North America chief designer. “We channeled the input of nearly 2,000 drivers and brought those thoughts and preferences to life through the VNR.”
“The Volvo D11 engine offers the highest power to weight ratio of any engine we offer, making it the perfect match for regional haul applications,” said John Moore, Volvo Trucks product marketing manager – powertrain.
The efficient and powerful Volvo D11 engine is standard on the new Volvo VNR, offering up to 425 horsepower and 1,550 lb.-ft. of torque. Given the weight-conscious nature of many regional haul applications, the Volvo D11 engine was designed to match the new VNR model. The VNR can also be spec’d with a Volvo D13 engine rated up to 500 horsepower and 1,850 lb.-ft. of torque.
Volvo Trucks provides complete transport solutions for professional and demanding customers, offering a full range of medium to heavy duty trucks. Customer support is secured via a global network of 2,200 dealers and workshops in more than 125 countries. Volvo trucks are assembled in 15 countries across the globe. In 2016, 103,000 Volvo trucks were delivered worldwide. Volvo Trucks is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, and drive systems for marine and industrial applications. The Group also provides solutions for financing and service. Volvo’s work is based on the core values quality, safety and environmental care.