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Volvo announces FH Globetrotter XXL cab

An all-new FH Globetrotter XXL cab will be launched by Volvo for the upcoming Brisbane Truck Show it was announced today.

The commercial vehicle manufacturer has responded to market demand with the supersized version of its FH cab.

It has re-engineered the XL Globetrotter cab by moving the rear wall back 250mm to create a truck that delivers on space and comfort.

The bed, which comes with a new innerspring mattress, is 130mm longer and 250mm wider than a regular Volvo FH.

Volvo claims an adjustable reclining section adapts to the body shape of the occupant, to enhance overall comfort for drivers on rest stops and managing fatigue.

Tony O’Connell, Vice President of Volvo Trucks Australia said Australia was one of a few select markets to offer the all-new XXL cab which had been designed with local conditions in mind.

“We listened to our customers and developed a truck that delivers world-class driver comfort and is a home away from home when drivers are out on the road," he said.

“A well-rested driver is safer and happier and the bigger bed and space to stretch out will help ensure a well-rested sleep," said O'Connell.

Extra C-pillars have been added to ensure the cab is strong enough to meet Volvo’s stringent Swedish Cab Strength Test safety standards and the latest European Cab Strength ECE R29-03 which now includes roll over simulations.

The XXL has also been designed with fuel efficiency in mind. The cab maintains the FH Globetrotter’s aerodynamic and fuel-efficient shape and has been constructed using galvanised sheet metal and other carefully selected materials, to increase the space with minimal extra weight.

“We wanted to design a bigger cab that has the strength to withstand Volvo’s front impact tests, but without adding too much weight,” said O’Connell.

“It is big on size and comfort, big on safety and is supported by the biggest dealer network in Australia and New Zealand. The Volvo FH XXL ticks all the boxes.”

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