Volvo introduces its new range of light trucks with Euro 6 engines. From the outside, the trucks maintain their Renault cab, but it’s been modified to the family-look we got acquainted to with the introduction of the FH. Underneath the cab, customers can choose from a four cylinder five litre engine and a 7,7 litre sixpot.
Volvo realises Euro 6 for these engines with a combination of SCR and EGR. The technology looks similar as we know from the heavier Volvo trucks. When we take a further look to the specifications, we see that Volvo has improved on technology and safety features for the light truck range, as it did wth the medium FM and heavier FH.
For instance, all light trucks come with ESP as standard. Also, operators can now choose a new I-Shift automatic transmission, whereas with the previous trucks, operators desiring an automatic gearbox, had to go for an Allison transmission. Volvo refreshed the interiors of it’s light trucks and it improved the seats.
Volvo has developed a special ‘light version’ of the FL, which comes at just under twelve tonnes, freeing the operator from the obligation to pay toll at German Autobahn. This special FL features a 240 hp 7,7 litre engine and is, according to Volvo, a spectacular 500 kgs lighter than competing models.