Taking care of the environment

In the 1980s, trucks became even more sophisticated. Engines became better, stronger and, above all, more environmentally friendly. With increased use of air suspension systems, roads, goods and drivers enjoyed a much more comfortable life.

When Volvo introduced the FL6 and the FL7/FL10 family of heavy-duty trucks in the summer of 1985 it was a demonstration of strength. Both families of trucks were completely new and had innovative characteristics compared with other, competitor-made trucks in the same sector of industry. The FL7/FL10 trucks constituted a completely new class of truck, combining the efficiency and light weight of their predecessor, the F7, with the option of a very powerful 10-litre engine with an engine output of up to 318 bhp.