Volvo VNL Reimagined: A Quantum Leap in Safety and Efficiency

Volvo Trucks North America unveils a completely redesigned Volvo VNL, aiming to redefine heavy-duty trucking with groundbreaking advancements in safety, fuel efficiency, driver comfort, and connectivity.

Unveiling a New Era:

The all-new VNL marks a significant departure from its predecessors, boasting a striking, aerodynamic design that promises a 10% fuel efficiency improvement. But the changes go far beyond aesthetics. Volvo Trucks has prioritized safety, driver well-being, and sustainability, paving the way for a future of autonomous trucks and zero emissions.

Safety First:

Volvo’s commitment to safety shines through in the VNL’s comprehensive suite of active and passive safety features. Highlights include:

  • Volvo Active Driver Assist Plus with Pilot Assist: Provides active lane centering and improved stability at all speeds.
  • Pedestrian Detection with Automatic Emergency Braking: Alerts drivers and brakes automatically for pedestrians and cyclists in the truck’s path.
  • Class-Leading Passive Safety: Bonded windshield for panoramic views, high-strength steel construction, and side-curtain airbags (driver and passenger options) offer superior occupant protection.
  • E-Call: Connects drivers to emergency services in rollovers or airbag deployments, providing precise location details.

Driver-Centric Design:

The VNL’s interior prioritizes driver comfort and productivity. Key features include:

  • Optional GRAS Air Suspension: Enhances ride quality and stability, reducing fatigue and improving handling.
  • Ultra-Quiet Volvo Parking Cooler: Maintains a comfortable cab temperature while parked, eliminating engine noise and reducing emissions.
  • New Amenities: Folding bunk for easier dinette access, multi-functional control panel, upgraded insulation, larger refrigerator, and ample power outlets create a home away from home.

Seamless Connectivity:

The VNL integrates seamlessly with Volvo Connect, a comprehensive digital platform offering:

  • Vehicle Data Insights: Monitor fuel economy, safety reports, and location services.
  • Volvo MyTruck App: Access fuel range, DEF levels, and receive notifications about potential issues.
  • Remote Programming: Update software and optimize truck performance remotely.

Maximizing Uptime:

The VNL’s advanced features are designed to keep trucks on the road:

  • Blue Service Contract: Utilizes connected services for proactive maintenance and remote diagnostics.
  • Volvo Trucks Uptime Center: Monitors trucks remotely and alerts subscribers to critical issues.
  • 24-Volt Electrical Architecture: Simplifies electrical repairs and reduces downtime.
  • Linear Exhaust Aftertreatment System: Easier to service and improves DEF treatment.

Simplified Specifying:

Volvo has introduced industry-first option packages for powertrain and safety, simplifying the configuration process and optimizing assembly operations. Customers can choose from pre-configured packages to suit their specific needs.

Six Cab Configurations:

The VNL comes in six cab configurations, catering to diverse preferences and operational needs:

  • VNL 300 Day Cab
  • VNL 440 42-inch Mid-Roof Sleeper
  • VNL 640 62-inch Mid-Roof Sleeper
  • VNL 660 62-inch Full-Height Sleeper
  • VNL 840 74-inch Mid-Roof Sleeper
  • VNL 860 74-inch Full-Height Sleeper

Interactive Configurator:

Explore the VNL’s features and trim levels in an interactive way with the new online configurator.

Volvo Trucks is committed to shaping the future of transportation with the all-new VNL. This revolutionary truck sets new industry standards in safety, efficiency, driver comfort, and connectivity, paving the way for a more sustainable and autonomous future.


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