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Volvo unveiled its redesigned Volvo VNL, marking the first update to the flagship long-haul truck since 2017.

Peter Voorhoeve, President of Volvo Trucks North America, described the debut of the next-generation VNL as a significant advancement, emphasizing that the truck’s aerodynamics and engineering were completely revamped, resulting in up to a 10% improvement in fuel efficiency compared to previous models. He said, “This is our most innovative, fuel-efficient, and safest truck ever. We changed about 90% of it.”

Regarding safety, Volvo emphasizes a comprehensive approach encompassing both active and passive features both inside and outside the truck.

Active safety features available include lane centering, enhanced maneuvering capabilities, adaptive crosswind control, and pedestrian detection alerts, with the added capability of triggering automatic emergency braking when encountering obstacles directly in the truck’s path.

Passive safety features seamlessly integrate with the cab, tailored around the driver for optimal protection. These features comprise improved visibility facilitated by the new windshield, front and side-curtain airbags, Volvo Dynamic Steering to mitigate fatigue, and the optional global rear air suspension system, enhancing stability, maintaining consistent ride height, and minimizing road shocks.

Moreover, driver comfort amenities abound, including upgraded insulation for climate control and noise reduction, a foldable bunk for convenient access to the dinette area, a centralized multifunctional control panel in the rear of the cab, an enlarged refrigerator, and an augmented power supply.

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