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Volvo Trucks launch new models

In conjunction with the opening of the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky (USA), Volvo Trucks North America will launch two models with new cab variants for the prestige segment, the Volvo VT830 and Volvo VN730.
Both the Volvo VN and the Volvo VT will be available with a new sleeper cab with lower roof height. Both models are intended primarily for owner operators. The newly launched cab models offer the same interior roominess, and the lower roof provides better aerodynamics and correspondingly improved fuel economy for rigs with low trailers, such as tankers.

Volvo's product program is now broader than ever. The Volvo VN, which is celebrating its tenth year in production, is already available in a number of models ranging from the smaller day cab to a "mobile living room" for haulers who both live and work in the truck. The flagship Volvo VT 880 was introduced last year and is fitted with a new 16-litre engine that is assembled in the United States. It is intended for the premium class for owner operators where image and performance are especially important.

In the past year, Volvo Trucks North America has introduced no less than four new models. Furthermore, the company has presented three completely new engines to meet the more stringent environmental requirements that take effect in North America in 2007. Not only are they cleaner, they also have - despite lower emissions levels - comparable fuel consumption with today's engines.

"Volvo is meeting customer requirements for a broader product offering with these new models and new engines. We are also helped by our strong industrial presence in North America, with both truck assembly and engine plants. Last year, we increased our sales by 23 percent and produced over 32,000 vehicles", says Peter Karlsten, head of Volvo Trucks North America.

March 23, 2006

For additional information, contact Claes Claeson, phone +4631-66 39 08 or +46708 - 36 39 08

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