Volvo Trucks Debuts New 2017 Powertrain at Truck World

Volvo Trucks North America’s new 2017 integrated powertrain made its public debut today at Truck World 2016 at the International Centre in Toronto. Volvo’s new powertrain delivers best-in-class performance, productivity, fuel efficiency and improved total cost of ownership for Volvo customers through numerous updates designed to increase fuel efficiency, productivity, reliability, packaging, comfort and uptime.

“We’ve experienced a positive response to our new 2017 powertrain since its introduction, and we’re proud to be able to share it for the first time with the public here in Toronto,” said Gӧran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North America. “Not only are we furthering our leadership in integrated powertrain design, we’re also raising customer expectations for fuel efficiency, power and performance.”

Volvo’s 2017 powertrain offerings, shown in booth No. 1047 at Truck World, feature a number of improvements, including:

• New, enhanced Volvo D11 and D13 engines;
• Turbo compounding for the D13 engine;
• Smarter, stronger Volvo I-Shift automated manual transmissions;
• The introduction of Volvo I-Shift with Crawler Gears;
• The launch of Volvo I-See, an intelligent cruise control feature ; and
• A new one-box Exhaust Aftertreatment System (EATS).
These technology improvements demonstrate Volvo’s commitment to meet the needs of customers’ full range of applications through integrated powertrain development.

“Our D11 and D13 engines were already among the most efficient in the industry, but we were confident that we could increase the efficiency further,” said John Moore, Volvo Trucks product marketing manager – powertrain. “Thanks to several innovative new components, including new wave pistons and a turbo compounding system, we’re able to boost fuel efficiency by up to 2.2 percent for the D11, up to 2.5 percent for the D13 and up to 6.5 percent for the D13 with Turbo Compound.”

In addition to its new engines, Volvo made several updates to its I-Shift automated manual transmissions, resulting in faster shifting and improved performance. The I-Shift with Crawler Gears also was introduced for applications where extreme slow speeds and maneuverability are required.

“The new I-Shift with Crawler Gears is suitable for both vocational and on-highway applications,” said Allison Athey, Volvo product marketing manager – transmissions. “Not only does it enable applications such as curb pouring and asphalt paving, the crawler gears also offer improved startability for heavy haul and up to 220,000 lbs. or more GCW based on application approval.”

Volvo Trucks provides complete transport solutions for professional and demanding customers, offering a full range of medium to heavy duty trucks. Customer support is secured via a global network of 2,200 dealers and workshops in more than 125 countries. Volvo trucks are assembled in 15 countries across the globe. In 2015 more than 113,000 Volvo trucks were delivered worldwide. Volvo Trucks is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, and drive systems for marine and industrial applications. The Group also provides solutions for financing and service. Volvo’s work is based on the core values quality, safety and environmental care.

The Volvo Group, which employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2015, the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about $37 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For
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April 14, 2016