Volvo introduces VN, VT mid-roof sleepers

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Volvo unveiled two new trucks, the VN 730 and VT 830 — both mid-roof sleeper versions of its on-highway VN and VT series — Thursday, March 23 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

The sleepers come with a standard 42-inch lower bed with a folding workstation and an upper bunk, or with an optional full-size lower bed and upper back wall storage. Both come with a Volvo D12 engine standard; the VT 830 also can be spec’d with the company’s big D16. The sleepers are 77 inches deep, 95 inches wide and 86 inches high in the rear, a full 2 feet shorter than full-size Volvo sleepers.

Peter Karlsten, president of Volvo Trucks North America, pledges “the same large sleeper and premium level of features and benefits already found in the Volvo VT 880 and VN 780 but with a lower roof height.”

“The lower roof height on these trucks significantly improves aerodynamics,” Karlsten said. “Yet even with the mid-roof height, a 6-foot-4-inch driver can stand upright between the seats.”

All chassis and powertrain options currently available for the VT 880 and VN 780 are available on the new models.

Volvo also introduced its 10 Point Service Commitment, which defines what customers should expect from the company and its dealers during repairs, service and parts transactions.