Volvo truck, FL - 2006

FL - 2006

In the spring of 2006, Volvo introduced the completely new medium-range FL range - incidentally exactly 50 years after the very first forward-control medium truck, the L420 'Snabbe' of 1956. The new FL range featured a new cab, with a cab interior designed to combine ergonomics and safety with features which contribute to transport efficiency.

The FL is not only a truck chassis, but a platform for various transport solutions. For the first time, Volvo offers complete trucks like 'the Volvo CitiPro', with a Volvo-approved body for typical transport tasks like local distribution.

Three cab options
For maximum flexibility and adaptation to every specific medium-duty transport operation, Volvo FL offers three cab options:

• The Day cab, for maximum payload, when overnight accommodation is not needed.
• The Comfort cab, which is more spacious.
• The Crew cab, with seating for driver and passengers/crew members.

The performance of the new FL range is first-class, thanks to the very powerful new D7E engine, which features a large displacement of 7.3 litres and output options of 240 or 280 bhp. As an alternative to manual fully-synchronized gearboxes, an automatic transmission option is available for the 240 hk engine option.

Three weight segments
The Volvo FL is intended for a wide range of medium-duty applications in three weight segments; 12 tonnes, 15 tonnes or 16 tonnes. Typical transport tasks are local or regional distribution, refuse collection or tipper applications.

The FL is often used in areas where environmental care is of utmost importance. For this reason, the FL fulfills not only the new Euro 4 legislation, but is also available in versions which are certified in accordance with the future Euro 5 environmental rules.