Volvo #1 in #1 Engine Size Class

For the first time, 13-liter engines have become the number one choice of U.S. Class 8 truck customers, and no one sells more 13-liter engines – or 11-liter engines – in the U.S. than the Volvo Group.*

“This success of our engines in North America reflects the strength of the Volvo Group and our globally proven technology,” Ron Huibers, Volvo Trucks senior vice president, sales and marketing, said. “Volvo’s fully integrated engines and I-Shift transmission work in concert to maximize performance, driving Volvo Trucks’ industry leadership in fuel efficiency.  The recently released Volvo XE13 package is the latest example of our commitment to innovative powertrain solutions.  With our Volvo 13- liter D13 engines, delivering up to 500 hp and 1750 lb-ft of torque, customers get all the power and efficiency they need without unnecessary costs.”

*U.S. Class 8 vin defined Jan. - Jul. 2011 Polk Registrations. 11-liter engine segment:  liter range from 10.8 to 11.9,  13-liter engine segment: liter range from 12.4 to 13.0.

The Volvo Group is now the top-selling manufacturer of 13-liter engines, now the number one choice of U.S. Class 8 truck customers. Volvo Trucks’13-liter D13 (above) engines are available in twelve power ratings, offering up to 500hp and 1750 lb-ft of torque.

Volvo Trucks North America’s operations and products are guided by the company’s three core values: Quality, Safety and Environmental Care. The Volvo VN and VHD trucks are assembled in the United States at the New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Virginia, while Volvo engines for North America are assembled in Hagerstown, Maryland. Both plants are certified to ISO14001 environmental and ISO9001 quality standards.

Volvo Trucks North America is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, aerospace components and services, and one of the world's leading producers of heavy-diesel engines (9-16 liter). The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs more than 90,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells their products in more than 180 markets. Volvo Group sales for 2010 amounted to $36.7 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Shares are listed on Nasdaq OMX Nordic Exchange and are traded OTC in the U.S.

October 12, 2011

For further information, please contact Brandon Borgna, Volvo Trucks North America, phone 336-393-2143, email