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Volvo Trucks and UAE-based FAMCO

Al Futtaim group subsidiary ready to distribute new truck model in the Middle East

The new VolvoFMX is to be distributed in the Middle East market by Al Futtaim Auto and Machinery Company (FAMCO).

Using feedback from drivers, the new model has been developed with new features such as an upper grill, aggressive lower front, three-part steel bumper with 3mm thick steel corners, rugged skid plate, protective bull bar, a powerful tow hook and headlamp mesh protection.

Volvo has described the model as a “tough truck” that has been designed for demanding road conditions.

“The new, purposely-engineered VolvoFMX exudes confidence, reflecting its capabilities inside and out,” said Volvo Trucks president and CEO Staffan Jufors.

“With all the improvements in the new truck, a full range of chassis configurations to choose from and a strong service support package, we are convinced that our existing customers will become even more satisfied,” said FAMCO managing director Paul Floyd.

The improved features include a new upper grill, inspired by the FH series. The Volvo iron mark is larger and more visible, while the FMX globe sign makes a bold statement. A new central towing device is a robust and reliable tool for towing or shunting, and can handle up to 25 tons. The lower front has been extended 165m and an anti-slip cab instep has been added with a foldable extension step, to enhance grip.

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