Renault Trucks launches new Renault Premium

AB Volvo's subsidiary Renault Trucks today introduced a new version of its truck model for long-haul transportation, the Renault Premium tractor unit. Among other improvements, the new version features a new driveline and chassis.

The new Renault Premium represents another step in the work to renew the Renault Trucks product range. The new Premium is equipped with a new 11-liter engine in power classes up to 440 hp and is designed for a wide range of varying transport needs.

The new 11-liter engine is more efficient and compared with the earlier engine delivers up to 5 percent fuel savings.

Other new features include an automatic Optidriver II transmission, an improved cab, with heavy focus on comfort and enjoyment, as well as a new front-end design.

The first deliveries of the new Renault Premium are scheduled for mid October 2005.

September 12, 2005

For further information, please contact Mårten Wikforss, AB Volvo, +46 31 66 11 27, +46 705 59 11 49, or Bernard Lancelot, Renault Trucks, +33 4 72 96 27 59, +33 664 404047

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