Volvo have revealed they will be unveiling the new FM, FMX and FE models for the first time in Australia at the upcoming International Truck, Trailer and Equipment Show at the Melbourne Showground, opening on April 3. The new models were released in Europe in 2013 and will be going on sale here when they go on display in Melbourne.
These new models follow the radical redesign of the Volvo FH which was unveiled in Brisbane last May. The release of the new models sees the Swedish truck maker completely renewing its total offering to the Australian truck market in a period of less than 18 months.
The new FM and it’s beefed up construction industry sister model, the FMX, will all be built at the Volvo/Mack assembly plant in Wacol, Queensland. The new FE models will be imported fully built up from the group’s assembly facilities in Europe.
The new models will include many of the features included in the all-new FH trucks released last year. The new cabin interiors of all the new models with all new instrumentation has been carried over from the FH, and other features, such as the new dynamic steering system and improved I-shift AMT will be coming online.
There are also a number of hi-tech inclusions included in the new releases. A wireless remote control the truck suspension and a number of other functions is fitted to the new models. Other features such as the I-See program, which remembers the topography of any route and then makes ear changing decisions based on its experience of the route in the past, will be on offer to buyers of the new trucks and using cloud-based data.