GOTEBORG, SWEDEN - Volvo Trucks is launching the rugged, new Volvo FMX, based on the very successful FM platform, which is well proven in demanding construction applications, particularly in the Nordic markets, Russia, and Eastern Europe. Drivers can look forward to good driveline performance based on the power and efficiency of the 11.0L engine (330 to 450 hp) or the 13-litre engine (380 to 500 hp).

The recently updated construction version of the I-Shift gearbox makes it possible to "rock free" from almost any situation. In addition, a new load sensor sends precise load weight information to I-Shift for an optimal gear sequence and smooth gear start. Massive braking power, 375 kW at 2300 rpm, is provided by Volvo Engine Brake Plus. Built specifically for heavy construction tasks, this truck will be available on European markets in September, followed by a global rollout during the rest of the year.

Watch a Volvo promo video of the Volvo FMX below: