New FH Aero improves fuel economy by up to 5%

Will Shiers
January 29, 2024

Volvo has launched the FH Aero, which is up to 5% more fuel efficient than the current range.

The aerodynamically enhanced cab, which is the latest to take advantage of the updated European masses and dimensions regulations, sports a 240mm protrusion at the front. According to the truck manufacturer, this contributes greatly to the improved efficiency, as well as aiding stability in windy conditions.

Further aerodynamic gains have come from Volvo’s Camera Monitoring System, which replaces conventional external mirrors with cameras and screens.

The Aero, which will be introduced step-by-step to markets during 2024 and 2025, will be available in four versions – the FH Aero, FH Aero Electric, FH Aero gas-powered and FH16 Aero. All will be easily identified, thanks to the more prominent positioning of a larger Volvo Iron Mark. They will also feature the word ‘VOLVO’ spaced out on the front of the cab.

Further features of the Aero include improvements to Volvo’s I-See technology, updated brakes with patented drag-free discs, and a new Tyre monitoring Service via Volvo Connect.

Creature comforts have received a boost too, with an enhanced infotainment system, a better sound system, and a new built-in navigation system. Drivers will also benefit from an integrated microwave and USB C power outlets.

“The new Volvo FH Aero is our most efficient truck ever as we continue to reduce CO2 from our entire product range,” said Roger Alm, president of Volvo Trucks. “This is a Volvo truck at its best – a safe, beautifully designed and superior quality truck for tough long-haul tasks, designed for the success of our customers.”

The current Volvo FH will continue to be offered for sale alongside the new FH Aero range.


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Will Shiers

Will has been the editor of Commercial Motor magazine since 2011 and is the UK jury member of the International Truck of the Year.

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