Trucks India, a division of VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd (VECV) has launched 6
heavy-duty trucks under the FM and FMX range in India.
are proud to launch these new generation trucks designed to deliver higher
operational efficiency to our customers. We continue to bring world-class
innovation to India and these trucks will further reinforce our role as our
customers’ most preferred business partner,” said Vinod Aggarwal, Managing
Director and Chief Executive Officer, VE Commercial Vehicles Limited.
trucks serve in some of the most demanding and time-critical applications and these
new range of trucks are built to push the limits of productivity with a strong
focus on improving the driver environment and safety. Backed by world class
service, we now have wider range of transport solutions to cater to the unique
requirements of various applications in India”, said B Dinakar, Senior Vice
President of Volvo Trucks India.
available for sale across India, these new trucks continue the strong Volvo
Trucks tradition of Driving Success and are manufactured at Volvo Trucks, Hoskotefactory.
The new range
FM & FMX range of trucks combine high productivity and efficiency,
unmatched safety, excellent driver comfort and enhanced connectivity features.
FMX 460 8x4 20.3 cu.m solution is designed to deliver a superior combination of
agility and durability for the mining segment.
FMX 460 8x4 33cu.m solution designed for coal transportation.
FMX 500 8x4 off-road dump truck is a completely new solution for tough mining
application requirements. With increased front axle loads of 20 tonnes and a
38-tonne bogie, it is built for the most demanding assignments allowing for 15%
FM420 8x4 23cu.m solution is designed to suit Road construction and mega
FM 500 6x4 puller has been built to set new industry standards in over
dimensional / overweight cargo movement
FM420 4x2 tractor solution for high-speed long haul application (e-Commerce,
Just-In-Time Supply Chains) comes with much enhanced driver comfort, improved
aerodynamics and better connectivity
cab volume increased by up to 1000 litre, the new range offers better comfort
and more working room. Cabin comfort is further enhanced through better thermal
and noise insulation helping drivers to improve productivity. With larger
windscreen, lowered door lines and new mirrors, driver’s direct visibility has
improved by 10%. Visibility is the key to safety. The high capacity FMX500 also
gets an additional passenger corner camera and provision for four more cameras
to be installed for enhanced visibility.
All models equipped with a new driver
driver's console now has a completely new interface for information and
communication, aimed at making it easier to overview and manage different
functions, creating less stress and distraction. A fully digital 12-inch driver
interface shows all the performance and maintenance parameters of the truck
like Pre-Trip check and Intuitive traction display.
variants offer a supplementary 9-inch touch screen display for infotainment,
phone connectivity, driver guide, real time driver behaviour mapping, transport
information and camera monitoring. The vehicles can also have Android Auto and
other third-party apps installed based on customer’s application. Drivers can
now connect the phone to the truck using Bluetooth, making connectivity safer
Enhanced safety systems and improved
has been Volvo Trucks core value since inception and the new safety features
reflect our commitment towards increasing safety for all the road users.
Visibility enhancement is a major safety booster. Rear view camera on all
mining trucks also ensures safety while loading / unloading. All the trucks are
equipped with electronic braking system (EBS) as a standard feature. Downhill
cruise control feature sets a maximum speed to help prevent unwanted acceleration
when travelling downhill with load, thus also increasing brake life.
The I-shift lever and software is new and
includes additional drive modes. The engine management system has been improved
from Version 2.2 to 2.4 with several design upgrades too. The I-Roll function
automatically disengages the engine when not required. All these functions
along with improved aerodynamics and real time driver coaching helps improve
A new range of services setting the
standard for Uptime
service offerings are now comprehensive and digital with the launch of Volvo
Connect telematics solution. This enables customers to get all the performance
parameters of the truck in one user-friendly platform with the convenience of
sitting at their desk. This includes fleet management services like
Positioning, performance-boosting services like fuel and environment, to allow
real-time tracking of trucks, as well as improve driver skills by individually
monitoring their driving behaviour. All these services are well monitored and
analysed to get the maximum uptime through 12 Volvo Uptime Centres spread
across India. Additionally, Volvo Trucks is setting a new level for Uptime by
increasing the engine oil drain interval by up to 20%.