New FH series
Shah Alam, 19 April 2017 – Volvo Trucks launched the all-new FH series and this is the 2nd generation model since its introduction in 1993. Present at the event were Mats Nilsson, managing director, Volvo Trucks Malaysia, Heléne Mellquist, senior vice president, Volvo Trucks International, Ian Sinclair, product director and the media.
“The Volvo FH series is our latest premium flagship product that we believe will deliver exceptional benefits to our Malaysian customers,” said Nilsson.
“The FH is a long-haul truck that will suit our customers in servicing the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) region,” he added.
“We offer a 24/7 breakdown assist service that can respond to any issues that may happen in Thailand or Singapore,” he said in reply to our question.
“The FH is our flagship product and it is a major contributor to our profits,” said Mellquist.
“From our experience in Europe, we feel that major improvements in the railway networks in Malaysia will not affect our business as the trucking industry always compliments the railway networks,” said Mellquist in response to a question.
“This FH is designed with the view that the driver is the most important element in the operation of the truck,” said Sinclair.
The Volvo FH offers superior handling made possible with the revolutionary Volvo Dynamic Steering (VDS) technology that provides perfect steering stability at high speeds and total control at low speeds. This makes the truck less sensitive to crosswinds and very stable on uneven roads. The Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) efficiently reduces the risk of skidding and rollovers. In risky situations, this feature engages itself by instantly reducing engine power and braking the truck and trailer.
The FH is also designed to save fuel and a number of components including the I-Shift with crawler gears make this truck one of the most fuel efficient in the world. I-Shift with crawler gears lets the truck move at speeds as low as 0.5-2 km/h providing total control and precision. These result in better gearing, increased uptime and the ability to avoid accidents.
An essential new feature in the Volvo FH is I-Park Cool, an integrated parking cooler that provides superior cooling capacity without compromising in-cab space or fuel consumption.