Doha: The new Volvo FMX & FM is designed to attract drivers with a new cab and better visibility. The new Volvo FMX & FM heavy duty truck is the ultimate workplace on wheels in all segments.
The all new redesigned cab has raised A-pillars that give it up to one extra cubic meter of space that lets in more light. It also comes with smart technology that underpins Volvo’s focus on creating the ultimate space for drivers. The exterior of the next generation Volvo FMX & FM has a new aerodynamic shape, with distinctive lines on the front and a single sleek character line sweeping the side of the all new cab. In addition, the V-shaped headlamps are positioned for optimal aerodynamics, and the larger brand identity panel and upper front grille with a new mesh pattern give the truck a bold, confident look.
The Globetrotter new sleeper cab has been upgraded with a raised bed and improved storage possibilities that include a large storage compartment underneath the bed and an upper rear storage with LED panels in the compartment dividers. Additionally, there is a 28-liter refrigerator also equipped specially for Qatar market. To move from the seat to the bed is easier than ever with a new slimmer, ergonomically designed I-Shift gear selector. Cab comfort is further enhanced through reinforced insulation that helps keep out cold, heat and noise.
The new Volvo FMX & FM comes with increased space in the day cab and storage of up to 800 liters. Drivers also get improved visibility thanks to a lowered door line and new rear view mirrors. The visibility can be improved further by adding a camera as an option on the passenger side which provides a corresponding view of the side of the truck.
The interior is highlighted by a new dashboard offering more storage space, new colours and a modern dynamic display. The cluster includes a 12-inch high-resolution instrument display with a user-friendly interface where the driver can easily see important information and select between different screen views, depending on the driving situation. The instrument display, which comes ready for future updates and connected services, is designed to simplify the driver’s interactions and minimize distractions when accessing critical information.
The new Volvo FMX & FM is built on an entirely new cab platform, based on Volvo’s long and successful experience of delivering robust and functional construction trucks. The completely new cab includes a front section with easily replaceable sturdy parts, headlamp protectors and new V-shaped LED headlamps. To make it easy for drivers to enter or exit, with newly designed anti-slip footsteps.
To provide economic advantage to the customers, features like Volvo Torque Assist & clutch able air compressor are equipped to save fuel and AGM batteries are added in place of conventional enhanced flooded batteries which have excellent cycling ability and cold cranking performance. Tire pressure monitoring system has also been added which makes it possible for the driver to supervise the tyre pressure through the instrument display. A correct tyre pressure gives an optimal use of the tyre and leads to increased lifetime and decreased fuel consumption.
The Volvo FMX & FM truck comes with a 13 Liter engine and Horse power ranging from 420 to 500 HP. It is available in chassis configuration of 4X2 and 6x4 Tractor Heads & 4X2, 6x4 and 8X4 Rigid commonly, and more Axel configuration.
“The all new Volvo FMX & FM with an entirely new cab, increased payloads and innovative safety features will satisfy our customer expectations in areas such as sustainability, cost efficiency, safety and productivity. With increased front axle loads of up to 20 tonnes and featuring the heaviest addition to Volvo’s chassis range of a 38 ton bogie that allows for a Gross Vehicle Weight (GCW) of up to 58 tonnes, the new Volvo FMX is built for the toughest conditions and most demanding assignments.” Said Mr. Ramez Hamdan, Managing Director, Al-Futtaim Industrial Equipment, UAE, KSA & Qatar.
The new FMX & FM also comes equipped with a new traction control panel that helps the driver easily and quickly handle potentially dangerous situations, both on and off the road. The driver can gain more traction by engaging the differential locks in an easy way, by turning a knob, viewing the traction status on the instrument display at the same time. A new steering wheel with a neck tilt option offers the driver a more ergonomic driving position.
Typical areas of use for the Volvo FMX & FM are everything from regional and long-haul transport to distribution transport as well as building and construction transport. For particularly rough applications like mining, the Volvo FMX comes with an optional steel roof hatch with an emergency exit handle that removes the entire hatch. By designing the robust new FMX construction truck that can carry more tonnes and maneuver more easily, while keeping the driver safe and comfortable, Volvo Trucks can help increase both productivity and profitability in the construction industry.
Volvo Trucks are distributed in Qatar by Doha Marketing Services Company (DOMASCO), a leading multi-brand company in Qatar and a member of the Al-Futtaim Group. It has a diversified portfolio of passenger cars, motor bikes, commercial vehicles, marine and power products, watches and electronics representing some of the world's most visible and award-winning brands. Al-Futtaim Automotive is one of five divisions within the Al-Futtaim Group which provides quality products and services that enrich people’s lives and aspirations each and every day.
Doha Marketing Services Company W.L.L. (DOMASCO), an Al-Futtaim Automotive company, is a leading multi-brand company in Qatar with businesses in passenger and commercial vehicles, motorcycles, electronics, watches, marine and power products with a diversified portfolio representing some of the world's most visible and award-winning brands such as Honda, Volvo Cars, Volvo Trucks, GAC Motor, King Long, Linde, CMC, MasterGas, Carrier, Aftron, Raymond Weil, Titan, Police, Gant, Casio and many more. DOMASCO has more than 15 directly operated showrooms and shops as well as a presence in numerous dealer stores in Doha. A major retail and service company, DOMASCO is renowned for its exceptional after sales services for all the reputed brands it represents in Qatar. DOMASCO’s customer focus is enabled by an almost 500 strong team of associates with the ultimate goal of customer satisfaction. Established in 1965 in Qatar, the company evolved into its present form in 1995 as DOMASCO.
Customer delight is the aim of every DOMASCO team member, and this is the reason its brands have enjoyed steady growth in Qatar over the years. From the very first enquiry all the way to ownership, it aims to give a great customer service experience. That's why they were ranked 1st in Qatar for aftersales service in an independent study carried out by the Japanese Automobiles Manufacturers Association.
About Al-Futtaim Automotive
Al-Futtaim Automotive, one of the main five operating divisions within the UAE-based Al-Futtaim Group of companies, is a conglomerate of motoring-related businesses, franchising some of the world’s most-recognized automotive brands and services.
Operating in 10 countries across the Middle East, Asia and Africa and empowered by around 9,000 associates, the UAE-headquartered Group’s services span across distribution of new and used vehicles, manufacturing, leasing, and aftersales.
Ranging from passenger cars to SUVs, commercial vehicles, industrial and construction equipment as well as motorbikes and quads, Al-Futtaim Automotive Group offers an integrative customer-centric experience for motorists, fleet operators and contractors alike, and strives to become the leader in tailor-made mobility solutions
Volvo Cars was founded in 1927. Today, it is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world with sales of 705,452 cars in 2019 in about 100 countries. Volvo Cars has been under the ownership of the Zhejiang Geely Holding since 2010.
In 2019, Volvo Cars employed on average approximately 41,500 (41,500) full-time employees. Volvo Cars head office, product development, marketing and administration functions are mainly located in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Cars head office for APAC is located in Shanghai. The company’s main car production plants are located in Gothenburg (Sweden), Ghent (Belgium), South Carolina (US), Chengdu and Daqing (China), while engines are manufactured in Skövde (Sweden) and Zhangjiakou (China) and body components in Olofström (Sweden).
Under its new company purpose, Volvo Cars aims to provide customers with the Freedom to Move in a personal, sustainable and safe way. This purpose is reflected into a number of business ambitions: for example, by the middle of this decade it aims for half of its global sales to be fully electric cars and to establish five million direct consumer relationships. Volvo Cars is also committed to an ongoing reduction of its carbon footprint, with the ambition to be a climate-neutral company by 2040.