Test Drive: Volvo’s VNR Could be an Urban Legend (in the Making)

By Team Writer / July 28, 2017

Volvo is releasing a new commercial truck platform, the VNR, to replace its now aged VNM series. Much thought was put into the new design that was made for drivers’ comfort and to improve function. The VNR series will come in three main configurations to fit the drivers’ resting needs for various length of trip. The new series adds a welcome, modernized addition to the market for commercial trucks.

Key Takeaways:

  • With its previous regional truck platform, the VNM, just turning 20 years old, Volvo has elevated the status of the regional truck from utilitarian workhorse to flagship chassis set to meet the new economy head-on.
  • Volvo predicts the regional market is set to explode, driven by a combination of shortening supply chains and a strong push from drivers for shorter hauls and more home time
  • VTNA now has just the truck it believes will help attract top-notch talent to the burgeoning number of regional jobs, and the VNR will likely play a big role in keeping them there.

“The introduction of Volvo’s new regional lineup is as much a mindset upgrade as a mechanical one”


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