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A record year for Volvo Trucks in 2005

GOTHENBURG, Sweden -- Deliveries of Volvo Trucks in 2005 were the highest ever recorded in the history of the compa...


GOTHENBURG, Sweden — Deliveries of Volvo Trucks in 2005 were the highest ever recorded in the history of the company. With a total of 103,696 trucks delivered, the increase of seven per cent from 2004 was due primarily from a strong demand for heavy-duty trucks in North America, says the company.

In the Western Hemisphere, Volvo Trucks recorded deliveries of 32,151 in North America and 7,723 in South America, increases of 23 per cent and two per cent respectively.

The record number of deliveries by Volvo Trucks was achieved despite a one per cent drop in the number of trucks delivered in Europe. The 2004 total of 43,210 was decreased to 42,633 in 2005.

February 2005 saw the introduction of the Volvo VT880 to the North American market, with the investment totaling $67 million US. Equipped with a new 16-litre engine the new truck is aimed at the prestige segment, says the company.


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