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Striking charity demonstrator hits the road for UK Volvo dealer

Thomas Hardie Commercials has put its first new Volvo FH Globetrotter demonstrator into service, featuring a unique, eye-catching livery to help raise funds and awareness for Derian House Children’s Hospice, which helps young people and their families across North West England.

The 6×2 pusher axle tractor unit sits at the centre of the dealer’s new ‘Drive it for Derian’ campaign and has been decked out in a striking yellow and green livery featuring Derian House’s mascot ‘Danni’.

Every customer that takes the demonstrator will be invited to make a voluntary donation towards the campaign, with the Volvo dealer planning to raise at least £5,000 across the year.

The livery, designed by Sale-based Digital Revolution Graphics, includes a ‘Text to Donate’ number to encourage donations when the vehicle is out on the road and at industry events.

This FH is the first of Volvo’s new heavy-duty range to join Thomas Hardie Commercials’ demonstrator fleet and is powered by Volvo’s D13K engine, producing up to 460 hp and 2,030 Nm of torque.

It also features Volvo’s Drive+ pack for added driver comfort and is equipped with I-See predictive cruise control, which analyses the topography to optimise speed and gear changes, along with adaptive cruise control with collision warning.