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February 2, 2015 4:00 PM, EST

Volvo Launches VAH 630 Autohauler Model

Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks introduced the Volvo VAH 630, a premium sleeper version for longhaul auto-hauling operations.

The VAH family, which Volvo launched in March 2011, already includes day cab and smaller sleeper VAH models for local and regional automobile transport applications.

The new truck is “specifically tailored to the longhaul segment of this highly specialized market,” said Göran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks’ North American sales and marketing.

“As with other VAH models, the Volvo VAH 630 is designed to maximize payload capacity while still delivering the efficiency, driver productivity and Uptime benefits that all customers expect from Volvo Trucks,” he said.

The cab’s lower overall height offers the flexibility to position a vehicle as large as a minivan over the truck’s cab to maximize payload, while a clean top-of-frame behind the cab allows for easier body mounting and trailer hookup.

The cab features a 61-inch sleeper, offering a full-size bunk, ample storage cabinet capacity and space for comfort and entertainment amenities. It is available with either Volvo’s D11 or D13 engine and with Volvo’s I-Shift automated manual transmission.

It also comes equipped with remote diagnostics, Volvo’s telematics-based proactive diagnostic and repair planning system. Remote diagnostics has been standard on all Volvo-powered models since 2013.