december news6Volvo has announced it is now offering a four-door Crew Cab option for its Euro 6 FL and FMX chassis, primarily aimed at operations such as fire and rescue services or roadside assistance.

“We are very proud to be able to offer two modern and safe trucks for this specialised type of work,” said John Comer, product manager at Volvo Trucks, UK & Ireland.

The new Volvo FL Crew Cab is intended for gvws of up to 16 tonnes. The cab seats up to six people, has a low two-step entry and four doors that open 90 degrees for easier entry and exit.

“We can now offer far more scope for customer-tailored solutions straight from the factory,” said FE and FL product manager, Tobias Bergman. “For instance, we have the choice of five- and eight-litre engines available from 210-280 bhp, with models available at 12, 14 and 16 tonnes.”

The Volvo FMX is built for heavier and more demanding work. The new Crew Cab option is available as a 4×2 or 4×4 all-wheel drive configuration. The air-suspended cab seats six people, features an easy-clean interior and four doors that open up to 90 degrees.

Peter Hardin, product manager for the FM and FMX, said the rear footsteps on the FMX Crew Cab open out at an angle that makes it easier to quickly and safely exit the cab in operations where time is of the essence. The entry grab-handle is now yellow, making it is easier to see, and the in-cab lighting has been improved.

Both the trucks have full EU Type Approval and are factory-prepared for simple bodybuilding.

The Crew Cab is also available for the FM range by special order.