Announcing the New Volvo Truck: The Next Evolution of the Volvo VHD
At Nextran Truck Centers, we’re here to provide you the trucks, parts, service and information you need to succeed on the road. As your Volvo semi truck dealership, we always try to keep you up to speed on the latest and greatest offerings from the popular OEM, and there was some big news in March. That’s when Volvo announced its most noteworthy upgrade to the Volvo VHD in decades.
The new and improved model in Volvo’s VHD Series builds on the established durability, versatility and productivity of its past world-class vocational offerings. Performance-wise, this is a line of trucks that is meant to make hard work easy, and it looks every bit as capable as it is. As a Volvo dealer, we have to say we’re excited for this one.
The new model has been given a modern upgrade, echoing similar updates across the Volvo Trucks family. Updates include a new grille design, new LED high/low beam headlights, a fully sealed headlamp component for increased visibility and the option for a de-icing feature that will come in handy in winter weather and colder climates.
Improved Interior & Safety Features
State-of-the-art ergonomic features mean more comfort, efficiency and confidence for drivers. Moving the ignition to the dash’s lower left-hand side has put it in a more convenient location, while steering wheel buttons have become more touch friendly and intuitive.
In terms of advanced safety measures, Volvo Dynamic Steering (VDS) and the next generation of Volvo Active Driver Assist (VADA) are groundbreaking for the vocational industry. The former provides a safer experience and increases driver comfort by adding torque to prevent steering strain and vibrations in poor road conditions. The newest evolution of VADA comes with integrated radar/camera capabilities, automatic emergency braking, highway departure warnings, adaptive cruise control and more
The most recent technological developments in connectivity solutions and real-time data insights have also been incorporated into the new VHD model, including remote programming and remote diagnostics.
Class-leading capability and versatility have always defined the Volvo VHD Series, and the new model is no different. Applying continuous pressure to the wheels, the Volvo T-Ride suspension delivers reliable traction to create the best ride under the most demanding conditions. It also features a new ride stiffness option for mixers and trucks with wing plows.
Crawler gears have also been added, allowing the truck to start on steep grades, deliver low-speed control and reach maximum speeds on the highway with faster rear axle ratios.
On the robust VHD bumper, you’ll find a heavy-duty 45mm tow pin rated for 80,000 pounds. And in direct response to customer feedback about increasing uptime and peace of mind, the OEM ensured that the tow pin would allow for quick pull-outs from tricky situations.
Contact Nextran Truck Centers for Your Volvo Truck Parts & Service Needs
We’re more than just your Volvo dealer. We’re your partner for the long haul to help keep you on the road and keep your business up and running. To learn more about maximizing your fleet’s resources with brands like Ford, Volvo, Mack Trucks or Isuzu, contact Nextran Truck Centers. With 16 locations across Florida, Georgia and Alabama, we’re here for all your trucking needs.