Takefumi Mochizuki: Engine Project Team Manager
There was a clear demand for an 8-liter Quon from our customers. I think the best word to describe this project is “balance.” Using the Volvo Group’s common platform, we modified the engine to satisfy the specific needs of our Japanese customers. We achieved our goals in terms of driving performance, ease of use, reliability and lower running costs. I was thrilled to hear a sales representative at our Touch & Ride event say, “The performance is so good. I have changed my mind about a GH8 engine. This is a winner!” We overcame many difficulties in developing this product, and now we can offer it to customers with pride and confidence. Drive it and you will see!