Volvo FH

The new leader in long haul. For unparalleled driver comfort and operating economy.

Gross combination weight
Up to 100 tonnes

D13C: 420, 460, 500, 540 hp

Sleeper cab, Globetrotter cab, Globetrotter XL cab
I-Shift gearbox

I-Shift. Forget the gearbox. Just drive.

I-Shift gearstick

Eases your mind. And lets your left foot rest.

Driving I-Shift is a real pleasure. Without the clutch pedal, you can safely sit back and concentrate on the other two. I-Shift uses its built-in intelligence to quickly and automatically choose the right gear at all times. And the software provides shifting skills that are impossible for even the best of drivers to match. Still, if you want to get more involved, you can. The buttons on the shift selector allows you to step in and shift gear manually.


Save fuel with I-Shift

Let I-Shift save you fuel. The money will roll right in.

I-Shift is designed to save fuel. First of all, the internal energy losses are low – actually lower than on manual gearboxes. But it’s the electronics that really make the difference. When driving in Economy mode, every gearchange is timed precisely, to let the engine work at its most efficient rpm range.

And then there’s I-Roll. It’s a unique feature used when driving downhill, automatically disengaging the engine to make use of the truck’s momentum instead of fuel. The result? Up to 2% lower fuel consumption.

I-See for I-Shift

Remember your route? I-See does too.

I-See literally takes the intelligence of I-Shift one step further. It’s a groundbreaking software feature that takes advantage of the integrated GPS to memorise the topography of the road, and upload this information to a central database free for all trucks to use.

This way, I-Shift can not only choose the best gear at the time, but also prepare for the upcoming topography. It’s like having an experienced co-pilot, who knows every bit of the road by rote. I-See saves up to an additional 5% fuel (when I-Cruise is engaged the whole time).

Learn more about I-See.


How I-Shift works

How it works.

It may seem strange. Beneath the surface of I-Shift, the hallmark of modern transmissions, hides an old-school unsynchronised manual gearbox. (Hence the compact design and low internal losses.) But of course there’s much more to I-Shift than that. The secret lies in the intelligent electronic control unit. It’s responsible for controlling the pneumatic system that handles the clutch and shifts. By constantly receiving information about vehicle speed, acceleration, weight, road grade, torque demand and more, it can carry out every shift with extreme precision. It also communicates closely with the engine, which in turn adjusts revs and engine brake effect for fast and comfortable shifting.


I-Shift range


Type Top gear Engine torque (Nm) GCW approval (tonnes)
AT2412D Direct 2400 44
AT2612D Direct 2600 60
ATO2612D Overdrive 2600 60


How would you like your I-Shift?

The software makes it possible to tailor I-Shift to your driving conditions.

I-Shift software – Distribution & Construction

Distribution & Construction
Tailors the gearbox’s work for distribution and construction operations. Features include functions that aid the driver when starting and in close-quarter manoeuvring.
I-Shift software – Long Haul & Fuel Economy

Long Haul & Fuel economy
Contains intelligent functions that minimise fuel consumption. This makes the program package particularly suitable for long-haul operations.

I-Shift software – Long Haul & Fuel Economy with I-See

Long Haul & Fuel Economy with I-See
Adds I-See, including I-Cruise, to the Long Haul & Fuel Economy package, for even larger fuel savings. 

View the complete package contents
I-Shift software – Heavy Duty Transport

Heavy Duty Transport
Optimises I-Shift for heavy gross combination weights (>85 tonnes).