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Volvo Re configures Truck Shape and Features with New VNR Regional Haul Model

| April 24, 2017

Volvo Re configures Truck Shape and Features with New VNR Regional Haul Model

Volvo Trucks North America has unveiled he new Volvo VNR model, a regional haul tractor designed and developed for the modern professional truck driver and the rapidly evolving demands of goods delivery.

It features a new aerodynamic design, reimagined working environment, improved engine and transmission options, gearing and loading efficiencies, passive and active safety systems and integrated connectivity.

The company notes that it is ideal for urban areas, pickup and delivery, liquid tankers, dry bulk, flatbed and other regional haul applications.

The shape of the new VNR is designed to be as aerodynamic as possible, melding a family resemblance to the classic Volvo lines with the unique demands of a regional haul truck.

With a 113-inch bumper-to-back-of-cab (BBC) length and improved sightlines over the hood, the new Volvo VNR was designed for increased maneuverability and versatility in tight spaces and urban traffic to complement its leading 50-degree wheel cut.  Details like stamped steel bumpers that protect the lights and grille make it clear that the VNR is truly a work truck.

“The VNR model is a work truck, but it’s a dynamic, premium work truck, and aerodynamics are greatly important within the regional haul segment,” said Wade Long, director of product marketing for Volvo Trucks North America. “Regional routes often mean traveling at highway speeds, where aerodynamics becomes increasingly important. With the new VNR model, customers will see an overall fuel efficiency gain of up to 3.5 percent compared with our previous regional haul model.”

All that research found its way into the new Volvo VNR driving experience and in countless details meant to make drivers’ lives easier, like the Position Perfect™ three-motion steering wheel that allows for more optimal vertical positioning to help reduce arm, neck and shoulder fatigue. New seats offer more adjustments to fit more drivers’ shapes and preferences and bring comfort amenities like heating and cooling.

Following exhaustive research, the VNR is tailored to a driver’s connected lifestyle, incorporating an infotainment system equipped with Apple CarPlay, offering high-end audio with WiFi, Bluetooth, navigation, apps and an exterior camera.

Drivers will also see a new instrument cluster and large, color driver information display in the dash, which works with steering wheel-mounted controls to provide key operating parameters and access to trip information, performance data, and a wide-range of vehicle diagnostics.

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