Volvo Trucks has completed its transition from production of the legacy VNL 670 model to full production of the new VNL 760. Defined by efficiency, productivity, safety, and uptime innovations for today’s long-haul operations, the VNL 760 features an all-new 70-inch sleeper.
“Transitioning from the legacy VNL 670 into full production of the innovative new VNL 760 signifies the latest milestone on our long journey to deliver the safest, most comfortable and most efficient long-haul trucks on the market,” said Göran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North America. “Exceptional design, efficiency and productivity-boosting interior features make the VNL 760 a fitting successor to the VNL 670, which has been a mainstay in our on-highway lineup since its 2002 introduction and our highest production volume model for North American fleets.”
Designers of the new Volvo VNL 760 combined elements of Volvo’s design language with dynamic new performance features to appeal to today’s long-haul customers. Swept-back headlights include signature Volvo daytime running lights and frame a bold new Volvo grille and hood. Redesigned and repositioned engine air intakes allow for less turbulent intake air delivery. Airflow up and around the cab has also been optimized with new chassis and roof fairings. The VNL 760’s sleek new design better controls airflow around the truck and its trailer, resulting in improved fuel efficiency.
When combined with the efficiency benefits derived from the Volvo D13 Turbo Compound (D13 TC) engine, the new VNL can help drivers achieve up to a 7.5 percent increase in fuel efficiency when compared to a 2015 VNL model equipped with a GHG 2014 D13 engine.
The new VNL 760 comes standard with the 13-liter Volvo D13 engine and Volvo I-Shift 12-speed automated manual transmission. An available option, the D13 TC engine utilizes a mechanical waste heat recovery system to capture wasted energy from the engine’s exhaust. The result is an additional 50 horsepower fed back to the crankshaft and an improvement in fuel efficiency of up to 6.5%. The 15-liter Cummins X15 is also available for the VNL 760.
Productivity is directly affected by driver comfort, which is why the new Volvo VNL 760 features an all-new dashboard which puts often-used controls within the driver’s reach.
Like all models in the new VNL series, the Volvo VNL 760 is also equipped with Volvo’s smart steering wheel, putting controls for nearly all of the driver interface functions right at a driver’s fingertips.
Volvo Active Driver Assist (featuring Bendix Fusion), is standard on all Volvo VNL models. The camera and radar-based system combines forward collision mitigation warnings and active braking, even with stationary vehicles.