New Automated Transmission for the Volvo FL
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Volvo Trucks is now introducing Volvo I-Sync — a new automated transmission
for the Volvo FL distribution truck. I-Sync is basically a manual gearbox that
has been supplemented with software for automatic handling of gearchanges. Just
like I-Shift, I-Sync combines the manual gearbox’s operating reliability and
low weight with the automatic transmission’s driving comfort. However, while
I-Shift has been developed for heavy transport operations, I-Sync was tailored
for local distribution applications.
is optimized to match our 7-liter engine and to give comfortable and smooth
gearchanges in city traffic, where frequent stop-start progress is the norm,” said
Clara Werner Floberg, product manager for the Volvo FL at Volvo Trucks. “Apart
from the fact that the actual gearchanging process is handled automatically,
I-Sync is also easy to operate. In distribution applications it is common for
drivers to drive different trucks from one day to the next. In such a
situation, it is important that they can all quickly master the function so as
to do their jobs in an efficient and safe way.”
optimized gearchanging also means that fuel consumption is kept at a low level,
as also are emissions of climate-impacting carbon dioxide and other substances.
Volvo expects that customer costs for maintenance and repairs will be able to
be reduced as a result of lower wear. The service intervals are the same as for
the manual gearboxes, and the gearbox oil only needs to be replaced every
- Automated transmission with 6 forward ratios.
- Tailored for Volvo’s D7 240 and 280 hp engines
in Euro 4 configuration.
- Maximum torque 1050 Nm.
- Oil-change interval 300,000 km.
- Available for the Volvo FL in distribution
configuration for gross vehicle weights of 12 to 18 tons and gross combination
weight of 26 tons.