Volvo VNL sneak peek: 'Radical, exciting'

DUBLIN, VA. In a semi-sneak preview (the press was here, yet details were few) Volvo Trucks North America rolled out the company's new flagship highway tractor Monday. But the “radical” new VNL is actually billed as just the “next step."

In a presentation at the new Volvo Customer Center, company executives made the case that Volvo has led the industry-wide improvement in product quality and efficiency over the past decade, and the latest tractor line will set an even higher standard.

Emphasizing it as the most important product launch in 20 years, VTNA President Göran Nyborg called the introduction of the new Volvo VNL with a 70-in. sleeper “an incredible beginning of a great future.”

“Here’s to the most radical, the most advanced, and the most exciting family of trucks for Volvo,” Nyborg said.

The new VNL follows the introduction of the regional VNR tractor earlier this year. Volvo will provide VNL vehicle specs and performance details, and offer test drives to the trucking press, on Tuesday—with more details on “the shape of trucks come.”

Until then, the slides above come from the Monday event.

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