• During 2005, Volvo Trucks launched the new Volvo FH and Volvo FM model trucks, equipped with new fuel-efficient engines that satisfy forthcoming statutory emission requirements. In North America, the product range was expanded through the launch of the new flagship, Volvo

  • Renault Trucks maintained its high rate of product renewal in 2005 through the introduction of the new Renault Magnum and the new Renault Premium.

  • During 2005, Mack Trucks launched a completely new series of trucks for construction applications and for regional transportation purposes, as well as a new 11-liter engine that satisfies future stringent emission regulations.

  • During the year, Volvo Buses introduced the Volvo B9S as a low-floor chassis. The chassis is highly suited for modern mass transit systems, so-called Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).

  • Volvo Penta continued with the introduction of the Volvo Penta IPS (Inboard Performance System), a revolutionary drive system for boats. The system is fitted in leisure and commercial boats.

  • Volvo Construction Equipment launched a new 70-ton excavator, the Volvo EC700B, which represents the next generation of construction machinery. The Volvo EC700B is designed and tested to withstand extreme conditions during heavy work.