Upgraded with more powerful engines
The heavy transport operations which these trucks were often asked to perform were also facilitated by the introduction of slightly more powerful engine versions, with or without turbocharging (the latter only available for the L47 truck).
This truck was even included in the very modern 'System 8' truck family as the 'N84', basically with the same specification but now with an even more powerful engine with increased capacity, one factor which meant that this old-fashioned truck could be found in the global Volvo truck product programme well into the 1970s.
The end of an era
In 1972, however, this truck family (introduced in 1954) had finally become a little too old-fashioned even for markets favouring traditional trucks. Since then, no conventional medium-duty trucks have been produced by Volvo.