Volvo Trucks North America
Four of the six new Volvo VNL cab configurations that will be available in North America later in 2024.

New Volvo VNL ‘designed to change everything’

Jan. 24, 2024
Reimagined Class 8 truck packed with innovations to serve as Volvo Trucks North America’s base platform for current and future fuel technologies

Volvo Trucks North America is reimagining the Class 8 truck with a re-engineered Volvo VNL tractor developed by its U.S. team over the past six years. OEM leaders said it will be the base platform for current and future transportation technologies—from diesel to renewable fuels. 

The newly designed VNL, available in six cab configurations, was designed for fuel efficiency, safety, driver productivity, connected services, and uptime. VTNA leaders said it would open order books by April for the new VNL, which will be produced at the Volvo Trucks New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Virginia, with first deliveries during the second half of 2024. 

“This is our most innovative, fuel-efficient, and safest truck ever,” Peter Voorhoeve, VTNA president, said during the OEM’s virtual unveiling of the vehicle Jan. 23 during a YouTube live stream. “From our aerodynamics and performance improvements, best-in-class driver environment to our new industry-leading proprietary active safety systems, with the new Volvo VNL we are introducing the platform for all our future technologies such as battery electric fuel cell and autonomous trucks.

“Products that address and meet our sustainability goals to transition towards a decarbonized transport solution.”