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Volvo Trucks announces revamped Euro 6 lineup

Volvo Trucks is revamping its heavy duty truck range with the new arrival of its Euro 6 and D17 engine lineup

Volvo Trucks Australia has announced the sales start for a revamped heavy duty range this week, with the new arrival of the Euro 6 lineup and the powerful D17 engine.

The updated FH16 focuses on efficiency and driver appeal, with a 600hp variant and 3000Nm of torque, while the 700hp offers 3400Nm and the range topping 780hp option delivers a massive 3800Nm, making the flagship FH the most powerful Volvo yet.

Vice president of Volvo Trucks Australia Tom Chapman says this latest evolution of the Volvo heavy duty range takes its offering to the next level.

“Across the entire range these trucks will deliver superior power, economy and uptime for owners, operators and drivers alike,” he says.

The Euro 6 17.3-litre powerplant shares the same basic architecture as the 16-litre engine it replaced with the extra capacity resulting from an increase in cylinder bore.

With an aim of efficiency and a cleaner operation, the engine features a new fuel injection system, low friction cylinder liners as well as wave top pistons to ensure optimised combustion.

“Our Australian made Euro 6 line up has been delivering class leading efficiency, performance and uptime to Australian transport operators since 2020,” he says.

Aerodynamic and styling updates have been added across the range from FM and FMX to FH including all electric models. Inside, the range includes revised USB ports, a new touchscreen side display and an improved audio system.

The new powerplant meets Euro 6 emissions standards using a combination of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR). Forced induction duties are taken care of by a new Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT).

Chapman says the performance of the D17 engine in the new FGH16 will guarantee to impress the person behind the wheel.

“There’s no doubt that the power and torque on hand from this drivetrain will win fans on Australian highways,” he says.

The engine makes the most of its remarkable power output at a relatively low rpm, with a low flat torque curve stretching from 1000 to 12rpm and all power ratings being HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) compatible.

“These drivetrains complement our journey to fossil-free transport solutions, not only in terms of fuel efficiency, but also in terms of their ability to utilise a variety of alternate fuel options,” he says.

The updated Volvo range also introduces the option of an air-suspended front axle, including 8×4 configurations for both prime movers and rigid vehicles.

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