Russian order for Volvo trucks

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Russian logistics company Sunflower has signed a contract to buy 300 trucks from Volvo Trucks in Russia. The contract includes financing for all the trucks through Volvo Financial Services.

Sunflower is one of the biggest transport companies in the Russian car haulage sector and is expanding its fleet in order to meet the fast-growing market for passenger cars in Russia.

The order covers 300 Volvo FM trailer trucks powered by the D13 engine with a power output of 440hp. The new Volvo FM will also have the latest-generation I-Shift, Volvo’s automatic gear changing system.

Deliveries of the new Volvo FM trucks will start at the end of May 2007 and will be completed during the first quarter of 2008.

Last year Volvo trucks sales in


almost doubled to 2,500 new units. Today about 31,000 Volvo trucks are used on Russian roads, corresponding to 23% of the total foreign-make heavy trucks fleet.