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Volvo Trucks to launch new FM

4th March 2013 Print
Volvo FM

The Volvo FM is next in line in the rapid renewal of Volvo Trucks’ product range – with the ground-breaking innovation Volvo Dynamic Steering as one of its prominent features. The truck will be launched in Europe on March 19th, but it can already be spotted on public roads as part of a competition to be the first to see the new FM.
"The new Volvo FM will provide drivers with a completely new level of handling and an innovative cab environment. Transport companies will have an efficient truck with increased flexibility," says Claes Nilsson, President Volvo Trucks.
The Volvo FM will be equipped with Volvo Dynamic Steering, which combines a conventional hydraulic power steering system with an electronically-regulated electric motor fitted to the steering gear. The system gives the driver effortless steering at low speeds, as well as unbeatable directional stability on the open road.
On-line "Paparazzi" competition

The official launch of the Volvo FM is on March 19th, but Volvo Trucks is already giving the public the opportunity to catch a glimpse of it. Starting today, two unmasked trucks will embark on an extensive two-week tour across Europe, with the sharpest-eyed ‘paparazzi’ along the route being rewarded by the Swedish truck maker.
"We want the public to send us the first snapshots of the new truck. The images will be published on a dedicated website and the winners will be invited to an exclusive test drive of the new truck in Gothenburg," says Jeff Bird, Director Press tests at Volvo Trucks and the project leader of the competition.
Each of the trucks is following a separate route throughout Europe, but both trucks will start in Spain. To help would-be ‘spotters’, the two trucks have distinctive stripes to make them stand out from the surrounding traffic.
To take part in the competition, to see if the trucks will pass near you - or just to see the first images of the new Volvo FM truck - go to the competition site :

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