Volvo FE Truck Gets Automated Transmission

The most recent addition to the Volvo Trucks range is the Volvo FE, which now can be specified with automated transmission. Moreover, Volvo says that in a 4×2 distribution configuration only, the FE model is now available with Volvo I-Sync. I-Sync, first launched in the Volvo FL in spring 2008, is a manual gearbox enhanced for automatic handling of gearchanges.

“So far, more than one-third of all FL trucks have been delivered with I-Sync. Distribution operations involve a fast pace and repeated stops and starts, and many customers want an automated transmission that offers convenient progress combined with lower fuel consumption. Now we are strengthening our offer by also introducing I-Sync on some of the larger FE models,”
says Anders Bellini, Business Area Manager for the Volvo FL and FE at Volvo Trucks.

In the Volvo FE, I-Sync is combined with Volvo’s 260 hp 7-litre engine and helps providing a good fuel economy and thus also low carbon dioxide emissions.

"This is an optimal combination for local distribution and shorter regional distribution duties. You get alert response from the engine along with smooth and convenient gearchanging even in frequent stop-start conditions such as close-quarter manoeuvring,”
says Clara Werner Floberg, Product Manager for the Volvo FL and FE at Volvo Trucks.

Volvo I-Sync for the Volvo FE main characteristics:

  • Automated transmission with 6 forward speeds.
  • Available on the Volvo FE in distribution configuration 4×2 rigids for gross vehicle weights of 18 tonnes.
  • Tailored for Volvo’s D7 engine producing 260 hp in Euro 5 configuration.
  • Maximum torque 1010 Nm
  • Oil-change interval every 300,000 kms.
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