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Volvo updates FE to better suit urban transportation

Volvo FE

Volvo Trucks has extended the low-entry cab range for the Volvo FE with new features designed for demanding tasks in urban areas.

Most of the options are introduced to improve safety and productivity for drivers.

In refuse operations, city distribution and inner-city construction transportation – a low-entry cab offers safety and productivity advantages, especially as the low driving position enhances all-round visibility.

“Seeing what’s going on around the truck and making eye contact with vulnerable road users like pedestrians and cyclists are challenges when operating safely in an intense city environment. Now we can address this issue in even more transport operations”, says Anders Edenholm, segment manager distribution at Volvo Trucks.

The low-entry cab offer is now extended with a version optimised for the driver and a single passenger with the option of an air-suspended passenger seat. This offers the same clear visibility as the current model with the low driving position maintaining close contact with the environment around the truck. In addition, the extra window in the passenger door increases the view even further.

A low instep lets the driver work more efficiently whilst, at the same time, reducing the risk for knee and ankle injuries.

The Volvo FE now offers powertrain options to fit every requirement for performance and a wide range of local environmental incentives and regulations. So now, in addition to diesel, it is also possible to use HVO in the D8K Euro 6 engines.

Adaptive cruise control and adjustable speed limiter options are also now available. These functions are designed to help the driver keep distances and correct speed, making these trucks even better suited for urban distribution with care for both the individual and the environment.



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