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Volvo to Launch Improved Engine and Transmission Components Later this Year

Published On Mar 26, 2016By Tushar Vijay

The North American arm of Volvo Trucks is rolling out re-designed tools for its models, which include improved versions of engines and gearboxes. The process will begin later on this year, and is set to continue upto 2017.

A new one-box exhaust after-treatment system (EATS) will be made available. This sophisticated new tool merges the design of a diesel particulate filter (DPF) with the selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) doser into a single unit, thereby boosting overall productivity.

Just earlier on, the company had announced that it was upgrading its I-Shift transmission range. The new range is set to include “Crawler Gears” that help smoothen the experience during rougher work systems. They strengthen ease of working for the company's applications used in the construction and mining sector, such as concrete mixers asphalt paving, spreaders, dump trucks, and heavy haul.

Also to be launched is an all new “I-See” system that will work in harmony with the I-Shift gearboxes. This advanced new mechanism records the image and layout of roads that the machine drives on, and stores them in the transmission, allowing improved ease of driving when using a route that was used before. It helps to enhance productivity of the transmission on more unprepared terrains such as hills.

Alton with all of this, a re-designed D11 engine comes with a bolstered fuel efficiency as compared to the previous model. It has been incorporated with a new common-rail fuel system, new wave pistons and a lighter camshaft. All of this and more brings optimal performance and efficiency to the vehicle.

The company will also be launching an enhanced D13 engine in 2017, which offers a 2.5 percent fuel economy boost with the same inner components. The new version will come with a new turbo-compounding element that helps to boost performance and fuel economy.

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