Volvo Trucks has been adopting automotive features to help make driving freight vehicles easier and created a state-of-the-art driving environment to help attract more drivers to the industry. New features of the VNR regional haul model include a proprietary steering wheel that tilts like a car’s—the first and only one in the industry—more ergonomic seats, an advanced infotainment system and a new instrument cluster with many new functions in the driver information display.
An updated version of the Volvo I-Shift automated manual transmission and Volvo’s I-See predictive cruise control that memorizes road topography help shift more efficiently. Enhanced passive safety features and Volvo Active Driver Assist makes the new Volvo VNR the safest Volvo ever. All these are features designed to make it easier for drivers to focus on the road.
Designed and engineered expressly for regional haul applications, the new Volvo VNR delivers a street-smart blend of performance and agility. It was developed to be adapted to bulk transport, flatbed, liquid tankers, port drayage, and other urban pickup and delivery operations.
“Volvo as a brand has always been innovative. We’re always driving progress,” said Göran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North America. “Especially in this new Volvo VNR, we wanted to apply technology to meet specific needs articulated by our customers. We’re giving them a better tool to apply to the complexities of their regional haul applications.”
The new Volvo VNR will make its public debut April 20 at ExpoCam in Montreal.