Volvo Trucks North America introduced the new Volvo VNR 660 truck model, expanding its offerings for regional-haul applications with specs related to length, weight and driver comfort. The new VNR 660 will be available for order in the first quarter of 2020.
According to Volvo, the VNR 660 offers customers a way to increase payload capacity while still satisfying certain length and weight requirements, and also features a sleeper cab; a unique feature for truck models optimized for regional haul.
“The new VNR 660 truck model addresses the needs of regional-haul customers looking for ways to increase payloads by decreasing the weight of the vehicle and enabling the use of longer trailer sizes without sacrificing efficiency,” said Chris Stadler, product marketing manager at Volvo Trucks North America. “This new model also offers the comfort and extra space of a high-roof sleeper, increasing driver comfort.”
The new Volvo VNR 660 features a shorter, 164-in. bumper to back-of-cab length that offers both weight savings from decreasing the overall size of the truck and the option to use more versatile tractor-trailer combinations for increased cargo capacity.
As an extension of the Volvo VNR product line, the new Volvo VNR 660 combines a high-roof configuration with a 61-in. sleeper that will comfortably accommodate an extra person for an overnight stop, making it ideal for local and regional routes that utilize team drivers. There is ample room for a refrigerator, microwave and television with storage above the driver and passenger seats. The VNR 660 is available with the Volvo Premier Trim package, which includes wood-grain trim for the dash and cabinetry.
Other advantages of the Volvo VNR 660 highlighted by the OEM include the shorter hood design of the VNR product line, providing optimized visibility for the driver and excellent maneuverability in urban areas and easy docking in tight spaces. The new truck model comes standard with the Volvo D11 engine, the Volvo I-Shift transmission and Volvo Active Driver Assist (VADA) 2.0, the recently updated comprehensive collision mitigation system.
The Volvo VNR 660 enters production in March 2020 in limited quantities.