Big news from Volvo

By: Steve Brooks, Photography by: Steve Brooks and Nathan Duff


XXL cab draws XXL excitement to Volvo's stand

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It’s said all good things comes to those who wait and that was certainly the case for Volvo in Brisbane.

More than six years after the launch of the current FH family, you could almost hear the sighs of relief as Volvo Trucks Australia revealed the upsized Globetrotter XXL cab, effectively making Volvo the only European brand with a sleeper cab to match the space and driver convenience of Kenworth’s K200. 

After an exhaustive development and test program spanning several years, and by moving the rear wall of a regular XL cab back 250 mm, Volvo has created a cab with 40 percent more space than its existing FH sleeper and surprisingly, 13 per cent more than the XXL cab from the former FH family.


Read how news of the XXL cab broke, here


Yet the XXL wasn’t Volvo’s only truck on show.

It’s now 25 years since the launch of the original FH range and celebrating the milestone, a ‘Special Edition’ took pride of place equipped with a full suite of safety and operational features – I-shift Dual Clutch, the iSee topography system, dynamic steering and a comprehensive safety pack. 

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