Volvo Trucks FMX and FM range in India- Full Details
Published On Mar 12, 2020
Volvo Trucks India has two premium products range for mining & construction haulage and on-road applications, the highly powerful and reliable powerhouses are deployed in some of the most challenging duty-cycles.
Volvo Trucks in India has set a benchmark with world-class trucks in the premium truck segment. The Swedish major entered the Indian market way back in 1998 when it introduced premium, innovative, high-technology trucks in the country. At that time, India had only conventional trucks from domestic trucks makers.
Volvo Trucks entry started to change the trucking scenario in India with the premium trucks become a standard for niche applications. Volvo Trucks targeted only select applications such as mining and construction and special haulage applications. In the last two decades, the Indian trucking scenario has evolved considerably with much more advance and modern trucks now become part of each truck maker's portfolio.
This is partly due to the rapidly developing infrastructure, along with increasing customer awareness of new generation trucks. Yet, the premium truck market size even today in India is relatively small vis-à-vis the total truck market, but this is likely to increase substantially in years to come. Volvo Trucks recognized the potential of the Indian premium truck market when it entered 20 years ago, and now over the years, the company has firmly established the Volvo brand in the Indian market.
Volo Trucks overtime has introduced the most relevant trucks to the Indian market from its modern global truck portfolio. These are built to use in challenging operating condition quite effortlessly and offers top-notch safety and comfort to the driver to become extremely productive. Globally, Volvo Trucks has a wide range of truck models in its portfolio; in India, the company primarily offers two products range-The the FMX and FM range with multiple models specifically targeted at the applications.
Volvo in India is focussed on the mining & construction haulage, on-road haulage and special applications segment with both the FMX and FM promising most powerful, reliable and robust trucks. The company assembles and manufactures its trucks in India at the production facility on the outskirt of Bangalore.
The Volvo FMX range of trucks are offered into mining application such as irrigation, road construction, quarrying stone and blue metal, marble and granite meant for challenging terrain and challenging duty-cycles. The FMX trucks are built on critical elements of quality, uptime, safety, superior fuel efficiency, innovation, drive productivity and environment care.
The FM range of trucks are designed to perform in a demanding environment with minimum downtime and lowest hurdles to help to get the job done. They promise the highest uptime and lower cost of ownership, thus delivering the fastest return on investment. Its modern look, stylish design makes this formidable truck distinct.
The FMX 440 tipper comes into 19.5 Cu.m body for overburden transport in both manual and I-shift (AMT) gearbox. Volvo also offers two large capacity dump trucks for overload transportation – the FMX 480 24 Cu.m and FMX 520 10x4 the 26.1 Cu.m Dump Truck. These dump trucks offer high productivity advantage to the customer, like a dumper does, at the operating efficiency of a tipper. Volvo also offers a new FMX 440 8x4 tipper with 33 Cu.m. body for coal transportation in mines as well as to port and power plant applications.
The FMX is all about uptime for the customer, and design for construction application at the core of it. Considering the challenging operating condition at a construction site, the cabin comfortable with easy entry into the trucks, its anti-skid design makes it safe; the slim mirror arms give superior visibility.
The Volvo FM is a truly flexible tractor-trailer for the regional, long haul and multi-purpose distribution truck. It is flexible to fit almost any transport requirements, excessively focussed on profitability by ensuring lower operating costs.
The FM range comes with a bold new design, soft curves, aerodynamic lines and distinctive grille, making a remarkable road presence not only on the highways but the equally smooth operation on the on-city roads. It comes with sleeper cab fitted on extra-low chassis with enough space.
The Volvo FM range has got FM420 6x4 robust and flexible tractor-trailer, offers the highest safety and productivity for road construction and irrigation applications. The FM 420 gets Volvo’s 12.3 Litres 420 HP engine with 2100 Nm of torque and AMT gearbox- I-Shift technology- 12 forward and 4 reserve gears delivering higher fuel efficiency, lower maintenance and better driver comfort. Volvo FM gets a sleeper crash-tested steel welded structure cabin with an ergonomically design dashboard with the air-suspended driver seat.
Volvo Trucks India also offers various services to its truck customers to complement the products.
The Dynafleet online provides real-time data about its trucks helping the customer in-vehicle productivity and super utilisation.
Driver training and development is another aspect of Volvo Trucks in India, as the driver skills are essential to improve vehicle performance and enhance the profitability of the business. According to Volvo a skillful and trained driver can save up to 10% fuel-which is a substantial saving for large fleet-operators. Besides, being a safer driver help from potential accidents and reduce vehicle wear and tear, bringing an additional value for truck owners. Volvo Trucks in India conduct intensive driver training courses for its customers to train Indian driver for its premium and technically superior trucks.
Finance and Insurance offering
Volvo Trucks India also offers flexible finance schemes and suitable insurance policies with attractive prices customized, keeping in mind the fleet-customers needs.
Besides this, Volvo Trucks India also offers parts and accessories, vehicle care, Volvo Uptime Centre, and Workshop services.