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Published: 13 May 2020

Truck Feature: The New Volvo FMX

Volvo Trucks has launched its all new Volvo FMX with an entirely new cab, increased payloads and innovative safety features. With increased front axle loads of up to 20 tonnes and a 38 tonne bogie, the new Volvo FMX is built for the toughest conditions and most demanding assignments.

“Our construction industry customers are facing ever increasing demands to improve in areas such as sustainability, cost efficiency, safety and productivity,” says Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks. “With the launch of the new Volvo FMX, we are proving our commitment to supporting these customers by creating robust trucks and innovative services to assist in making their operations easier, safer and more profitable.”

Background
• The FMX was officially introduced in Malaysia in 2014. It is the second best-selling model after Volvo FM
• FMX has been the key product offer for industry segments such as logging, mining, construction and agriculture (CPO)
• Within the line-up, the FMX 6x4 are the key variants used by transporters in these industry segment
• The product is designed to handle tough operating conditions and demanding transport assignments

The New FMX
• Comes with a new cab, and a roof hatch in steel , to help reducing heat radiation
• Improved visibility with the new cab, with the design of a lowered door line and new rear view mirrors. An optional passenger side camera can be added to provide a complementary view of the side of the truck and further improve visibility provides a complementary view of the side of the truck.
• Additional storage space for driver up to 800 Liters
• New anti-slipped footstep to ease driver enter or exit
• New dashboard and instrument cluster. 12-inch high-resolution instrument display with a user-friendly interface allowing the driver to see relevant information and select between four different screen views, depending on the driving situation. There is an option to add on a 9-inch side display that provides infotainment, navigation support, transport information and camera monitoring.
• Enhanced safety features: Downhill cruise control feature sets a maximum speed to help prevent unwanted acceleration when travelling downhill. Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) that now works at all speeds down to zero km/h EBS a standard feature, and pre-requisite for Collision Warning with Emergency Brake and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) feature. Volvo Dynamic Steering, with the safety systems Lane Keeping Assist and Stability Assist, is also available as an option.
• Increased payload: Features the heaviest addition to Volvo’s chassis range – a 38-ton bogie that allows for GCW of up to 150 ton. In addition, the front air suspension has been updated. Front axle load up to 10 Ton; 20T for double front axles. This has allowed the Volvo FMX to be used as the base to carry the other 3 Volvo trucks in the launch teaser video.
• Gear changing system: I-Shift and I-Shift with crawler gears, with software packages for different areas of application
• A new steering wheel with a neck tilt option for a more ergonomic driving position. For trucks with a steered tag or pusher axle, the steering angles have been increased, resulting in better maneuverability and reduced tire wear.
• New traction control panel - The driver can gain more traction by engaging the differential locks in an easy way, by turning a knob, viewing the traction status on the instrument display at the same time.
• Traffic sign recognition - by displaying traffic signs such as speed limits, overtaking restrictions and road type in the instrument display
• New V-shape LED headlamp