Volvo Trucks North America has unveiled the new Volvo VNL series. Available in several configurations, including an all-new, 70-inch sleeper, the Volvo VNL series defines the shape of trucks to come. The company claims that the new series will meet the needs of long-haul trucking customers and professional drivers through cutting-edge innovations in efficiency, productivity, safety and uptime.
“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. Infused with new innovations and technologies, we are proud to expand upon that commitment to our current and future customers with this new design,” said Göran Nyberg, President of Volvo Trucks North America.
The VNL series comes standard with the 13-liter Volvo D13 engine, while Daycab and VNL 400 models can spec the 11-liter Volvo D11 as an option. The 15-liter Cummins X15 is also available in the VNL series.
The new Volvo VNL series was designed and engineered at Volvo Trucks’ North American technology center 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.
“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 optimized with new chassis and roof fairings,” the company said.
“The design elements that we have incorporated not only look great, but they add value for the customer,” said Wade Long, Director of product marketing for Volvo Trucks North America.