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Volvo’s FH13… Forever Our Favourite Truck!

FH Series: 3x Award Winner

Since the FH Series was introduced back in ’93, this marketing-leading range of trucks has, deservedly so, scooped the UK’s coveted ‘Truck of The Year’ award not once, but three times – in 1994, 2000 and 2014. Here’s why we think it’s a contender for this year’s prize and why the FH13 model is, quite possibly, our most favourite of all our used Volvo trucks.

When the second-generation of the FH series was introduced in 2012, the modern, re-designed offering from Volvo would raise the bar for truck manufacturers worldwide. Major technology upgrades included the I-Torque driveline and the I-See fuel saving technology – plus, the new-and-improved 13L engine, changing the name to FH13.

These trucks are expertly-engineered to save fuel, without compromising power. Volvo’s I-Torque technology delivers no less than 2800 Nm of torque from the lowest of engine revs, offering not only excellent driveability but quiet operation too.

This revolutionary system’s high-power output has been developed thanks to two main components; the new-and-improved D13 Euro 6 engine, which has been paired with the new gearbox, the I-Shift 2. This is an advanced dual-clutch version of the automated I-Shift transmission. This technology saw Volvo become the first ever manufacturer to build a heavy-duty truck with a dual-clutch automated transmission installed. Excellent work, Volvo.

Claes Nilsson, President Volvo Trucks said of the model: “At Volvo Trucks we are naturally very proud and excited to be able to show the public our new trucks for the first time. The Volvo FH13 represents many years of hard work and innovation. The result is top-notch engineering and design, all aimed at increasing productivity and fuel economy and attracting the very best drivers.”

We couldn’t agree more.
 

FH13 Models Available at Thomas Hardie Used Trucks

We have a huge range of FH13 models in stock at any one time. Browse our selection of used Volvo trucks online or contact us if you have specific needs – our vehicle sourced service is designed for just that.
 

15 Feb 2016

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