Volvo revs up D16 engine

Volvo revs up D16 engine

LOUISVILLE, KY. Volvo Trucks North America, Inc. announced here at the Mid-America Trucking Show that its new 16-liter Volvo D16 engine will be available with Volvo VNL line tractors. Orders for this configuration will be accepted beginning in June, with production starting in late August.

The D16 will also be available in the premium owner-operator Volvo VT 880.

See Volvo unleashes 625 horses for detailed information on the engine.

Volvo Enhanced Stability Control will become standard on Volvo VN and Volvo VT trucks in North America beginning this summer. The stability system provides some protection from truck rollovers and jackknifes using Bendix ABS-6 with ESP, the OEM said.

In addition, Volvo introduced a 3-yr./600,000-mi. warranty exclusively on its 2006 VT 880s. Included are enhanced dealer support, free services from Volvo, and special programs for the D16 engine.

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