Volvo’s all-conquering top-power FH16-750 is a real good-looker too!
By Steev Hayes
Photography Steev Hayes
It’s still there at the top of the tree – Volvo’s FH16-750 retains the title of the world’s most powerful production truck, although we reckon there must be a lot of drivers who’d like to see Scania take back the top-power crown from its Swedish arch rival.
Volvo calls its mighty FH16-750 “a beauty on the surface” and “a beast under the hood”. And that’s quite an accurate description. If you like bling, this truck has a heady mixture of tasty items to set your pulse racing. For example, the colour on the outside is a strange black, which is certainly dark, but has a tint to it – an undertone Volvo calls ‘Mystic Fjord’.
Of course, the cab is also the top model – the Globetrotter XL, which gives the driver lots of interior space. Since Volvo redesigned the cab, lost some of the rake at the front and rejigged the interior, useable and useful interior space has been increased. Upholstery is black with yellow design (some might liken the look to that of a Liquorice Allsort), and the special seats – available in either leather or leather/textile combination – can be specified with ventilation.
They call the steering wheel, in dark leather with yellow stitching, ‘The Raven’ – and this is only available on the FH16. The dark-silver grille, mirrors and sun visor, and subtle chromed bits around the truck make it stand out from the crowd, making a bold statement. This is one classy truck.
Read the rest of this feature in the October 2014 issue of Trucking. Buy the magazine here