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CV Show pulls the crowds

Birmingham: A busy CV Show, today is the last day, sees truck makers reveal their new ranges meeting Euro 6 emission standards. Daf’s Euro 6 XF heavy truck rang, llaunched late last year, is on display.

Daf chose the Birmingham CV show for the worldwide premiere of its volume ranges, the CF and LF. Daf’’s chief engineer, Ron Borsboom, unveiled the two new ranges that account for the bulk of their UK sales. “Today the story continues and we present two more jewels in the Daf crown – the new LF truck for distribution applications, developed in the UK and manufactured in the UK. Also the Euro 6 CF, a very versatile truck for many different applications,” he said.

Apart from the necessary Euro 6 compliance, CF and LF operators can expect the same approach to modernisation and redesign as has been demonstrated in the XF. Covering the widest of weight ranges between them, the LF’s two-axle rigids from 7.5 to 19 tonnes, and the CF’s rigids and tractors from 18 to 44 tonnes, will make a significant impact as they upgrade the market leader’s offering.

Volvo revealed its newest incarnation of the FM at the CV Show in Birmingham. Visitors to the show became the first in the world to lay eyes on the new model, which joins the Volvo FH in the newly-updated range. Claes Nilsson, president, Volvo Trucks said, “We are right in the heart of the motorway network, the arteries of road transport in Britain. The timing is perfect, as Volvo is right in the middle of a very intense period. Last year we introduced the all new Volvo FH and it’s had a fantastic reception here in the UK.

“The new FM is a key element for our product range. To use a football analogy it is a good all rounder that does a brilliant job whenever and wherever it is needed.”

The FM has been launched with a range of 11 and 13 litre engines which meet Euro 6 requirements. Production of the FM is expected to start for European customers in September.

Iveco is exhibiting its Euro 6 Stralis Hi-Way tractor unit, on its stand.  Iveco’s engine meets Euro 6 limits without the use of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR).

By using an engine with high efficiency selective catalytic reduction (HI-eSCR), Iveco says customers will benefit from weight reduction, optimised fuel consumption and increased durability thanks to a less complex, yet highly efficient, technology.