Spring 2014 will see the launch of Volvo Trucks’ flagship model, the Volvo FH16, in Euro VI configuration. With a new generation of 16-litre engines, it not only conforms to strict standards for low emissions, it also meets high expectations on performance and productivity from customers in the most demanding operations.
The new Euro VI engine range comprises three output levels: 750 hp (3,550 Nm), 650 hp (3,150 Nm) and 550 hp (2,900 Nm). All three engines are mated to Volvo’s automated transmission, I-Shift. The 550 hp version is also available in a variant with 2,800 Nm for a manual gearbox.
The Volvo FH16 will mainly be used as a heavy haulage tractor, a timber hauler and on time critical long-distance operations such as food transport. The most recent version of the truck was unveiled in autumn 2012. Just over a year later it is time for the Volvo FH16 to take the step to Euro VI, producing considerably lower emissions of nitrogen oxides and particulates.
Sales of the Volvo FH16 with Euro VI engine will get under way in March 2014. Production start is planned for early June.