Our innovative I-Shift automated manual transmission makes every driver more fuel efficient by ensuring the right shift at the right time. Standard in every Volvo truck, I-Shift’s intelligent electronics constantly monitor factors like road grade, speed, weight, and engine load to help keep the truck in the most fuel-efficient gear possible.
Available in overdrive and direct-drive models, the standard I-Shift transmission combines the ease of an automatic, the efficiency of a manual, and the intelligence to handle any road and every load. Standard on VN and VAH models, the I-Shift not only keeps fuel costs down, it helps slow driveline wear, extends transmission life, and lowers maintenance costs.
I-Shift for Severe Duty (SD) Applications
Take on heavy loads, uneven terrain and frequent shifting typical of heavy-duty vocational duty cycles with the Volvo I-Shift for severe duty applications. Standard on Volvo VHD models with heavier weight ratings. the severe duty I-Shift combines the efficiency and productivity benefits of the Volvo I-Shift with hardened gears and other reinforced components for even greater uptime and component life.
Makes every driver fuel efficient.
I-Shift uses intelligent electronics to continuously monitor grade, speed, weight, and engine load, shifting when necessary or holding a gear—whichever saves more fuel. So regardless of experience or training, I-Shift helps every driver become more fuel-efficient.
Eases your mind and your left foot.
When you drive an I-Shift, you’ll never want to deal with a clutch again. I-Shift lets you concentrate on the task at hand—delivering freight— not on what gear you’re in. It’s easy to use and always ready with the right gear, so missed shifts and sore knees are a thing of the past. With I-Shift, just sit back, get comfortable, and concentrate on your driving.
Brains, brawn, and value.
I-Shift has a 2,323 lb-ft torque rating, so it’s compatible with every engine in our lineup. But did you know that I-Shift can also increase your truck’s resale value? If your Volvo truck was purchased with a lower engine power rating, a simple software flash can uprate it to the highest power rating for its displacement—without having to replace the transmission.
Design changes that save fuel.
I-Shift’s redesigned transmission cooler optimizes fluid temperature in cold and warm climates, improving fuel efficiency by up to 0.5%.