Volvo Trucks launches new model for North America
I am very excited to present the new Volvo VT 880, which is developed to be a top of the line premium product, targeted for the performance and image-oriented owner operator segments. The new 16-liter Volvo engine is the most powerful in North America, said Peter Karlsten, Volvo Trucks North America president and CEO. The D16 engine is the first of the new family of Volvo Group engines to be introduced in North America and is equipped with an exhaust gas recirculation system to meet the 2004 emissions standards. It is also prepared to meet future emissions standards in 2007 and 2010. The VT 880 will be manufactured at the New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Virginia and will start at a low level and ramp up, with full production expected to be achieved by the fourth quarter of this year. The first truck will be delivered in June. The Volvo D16 engine, which is available with 500, 550, 600 and 625 horsepower, will be assembled in Hagerstown in the US.