Volvo Trucks Presents the New Volvo VNL for North America

Volvo VNL. Instagram @volvotrucksna

Volvo Trucks has launched a completely new Volvo VNL in North America to set new industry standards in heavy-duty trucks. Optimized aerodynamics and new technologies have improved fuel efficiency by up to 10%.

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This entirely new truck features the next generation of improvements to enhance customer value, driver productivity, safety, and sustainability.

The new Class 8 Volvo VNL is designed to meet the challenges and demands of the North American market and transform the driving experience in this segment.


Aerodynamic drag has a significant impact on a truck’s fuel efficiency. The new Volvo VNL’s more angular, wedge-shaped cab design with a redesigned windshield are key factors in achieving up to 10% improvement in fuel efficiency.
Additional aerodynamic gains were created from the integration of the curved and bonded windshield, tighter gaps around areas of turbulent air, as well as a tighter trailer gap.

Volvo VNL. Instagram @volvotrucksna


The new Volvo VNL is powered by the latest generation D13 engine that delivers increased fuel efficiency, performance, and durability. The D13 engine is available in four horsepower ratings, ranging from 405 to 500 hp and three torque ratings from 2370 to 2640 Nm.


A variety of new active safety systems are offered with the new truck, including the Volvo Active Driver Assist Plus with Pilot Assist, which provides active lane centering. This system is powered by Volvo Dynamic Steering, which enhances maneuvers at all speeds, including more controlled support, and increases road speed stability.
The class-leading passive safety systems offered in the new Volvo VNL include the bonded and curved windshield that improves visibility for drivers, reinforces safety, and reduces wind noise in the cabin.

Volvo VNL. Instagram @volvotrucksna
The cab of the new Volvo VNL has been designed according to Volvo Trucks’ leading crash test standards and will be available with an industry-first side curtain airbag for the North American industry, incorporated on both the driver and passenger side of the cab.

Photos and video: Instagram @volvotrucksna / Source: Volvo Trucks

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