Volvo Trucks Introduces Transmission Fluid Formulated Exclusively for Volvo I-Shift

Volvo Trucks will now offer Volvo I-Shift transmission fluid, a fully synthetic SAE 75W-80 transmission lubricant, engineered specifically for the Volvo I-Shift automated manual transmission.

Depending on vehicle and application, Volvo I-Shift transmission fluid is approved for drain intervals up to 500,000 miles, which helps reduce operating costs. Volvo I-Shift Transmission Fluid SAE 75W-80 is the preferred transmission fluid for the Volvo I-Shift, which is now standard on all Volvo-powered trucks built for the North American market.

“Volvo I-Shift transmission fluid is designed to help the I-Shift maintain its peak operating efficiency,” said Chris Stadler, Volvo Trucks product manager. “It has been developed to deliver the correct frictional responses, material compatibility and unique viscosity grade needed for optimized fuel economy and fluid durability demanded by the I-Shift.” 

Volvo I-Shift transmission fluid’s 75W-80 viscosity grade helps it maintain its fuel efficiency benefits through reduced viscous churn, smoother gear meshing and easier pumping and filtering. The high viscosity index allows for outstanding low-temperature fluidity for quicker starts, easy shifts and reduced wear during cold start-ups while providing strong lubricating films at higher temperatures

Stable, optimized friction properties ensure smooth and rapid gear shifting, reducing stress on the driveline and tires

With its exceptional shear stability and load carrying capacity, Volvo I-Shift Transmission Fluid SAE 75W-80 maintains effective viscosity and film strength for better wear protection under all operating conditions, even severe, throughout the life of the transmission.

The transmission fluid offers outstanding thermal durability and oxidation resistance, which helps protect against deposit formation and contributes to long seal life and extended oil drain and service intervals. 

Volvo I-Shift Transmission Fluid SAE 75W-80 is available in both five-gallon pails (VP0120548) and four one-gallon jugs (VPO120549).


Click here, or the image above, for a brief video about the Volvo I-Shift as standard.

Since its 2007 introduction to North America, sales of the Volvo I-Shift have grown steadily. In 2012, nearly 60 percent of Volvo-powered vehicles built also featured an I-Shift.  Strong customer demand for the I-Shift played a significant role in last year’s decision to move full assembly to the Hagerstown, Md. powertrain facility. The transmissions were previously assembled in Köping, Sweden and then sent to Hagerstown for adaptation to North American market requirements.


Volvo Trucks will now offer Volvo I-Shift transmission fluid, a fully synthetic SAE 75W-80 transmission lubricant engineered specifically for the Volvo I-Shift.

Volvo Trucks North America’s operations and products are guided by the company’s three core values: Quality, Safety and Environmental Care. The Volvo VNM, VNL, VNX, VHD and VAH trucks are assembled in the United States at the New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Virginia, while Volvo engines for North America are assembled in Hagerstown, Maryland. Both plants are certified to ISO14001 environmental and ISO9001 quality standards.

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 115,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2012, the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to $45 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm and are traded OTC in the U.S. For more information, please visit or if you are using your mobile phone.

April 24, 2013