The suspension in the Volvo FM has been re-engineered to match the handling performance of the Volvo FH. Course stability and steering control are noticeably improved. Engine vibration is reduced. And the Volvo Dynamic Steering option adds effortless precision.
The entire suspension has been revised and fine-tuned. Everything’s been replaced, upgraded or enhanced to improve the handling.
Redesigning the geometry of the front leaf suspension reduces roll forces and dramatically improves steering stability, giving you an enhanced feeling of control in any situation. The improved front suspension also reduces the amount of course correction required – so the truck follows your lead on the motorway and around tightest bends.
We’ve transformed the rear air suspension, too. The Volvo-patented design features stabilisers in front of the axle that prevent unwanted road forces transferring to the frame. The design also stops forces from the trailer causing the truck to oversteer when entering a bend.
The biggest thing since power steering. Volvo Dynamic Steering uses ‘torque overlay’ to correct unintentional steering movements and to provide extra torque when needed. The result is perfect stability at high speed, total control and low speed and dramatically reduced strain on your muscles.