TAMPA, Fla. — Volvo Trucks North America says customers should expect to pay about US$7,500 more for 2007 Class 8 tractors.
The increased purchase price can be attributed to the new technology required to meet the stringent Environmental Protection Agency’s emissions standards.
“Volvo has made a very substantial investment developing not just engines but complete vehicle solutions to meet the 2007 standards,” said Scott Kress, senior vice-president of sales and marketing. “We have also invested in assembly and testing facilities for our new family of engines in Hagerstown, Maryland. As a result, our customers will benefit from a full range of modern, highly productive diesel engines, while all of society benefits from lower emissions and cleaner air.”
Volvo officials said the price increase will be listed as a surcharge on invoices for new trucks built with 2007 engines. The ’07 engines will feature more EGR than today’s models, as well as a diesel particulate filter. The price increase will apply to all Volvo Class 8 tractors, whether they’re equipped with the Volvo D11, D13 and D16 engines or the Cummins ISX.
For a more detailed report, see the April issue of Truck News.
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