Volvo Adds Features to 2010-Compliant Tractors

GREENSBORO – Volvo Trucks North America (VTNA) is adding several new features to its 2010-compliant highway tractors, among them an engine torque “boost” under specific conditions in order to simultaneously preserve vehicle performance and fuel economy, while another assists drivers with the pre-trip inspection process.

“Eco-Torque” is a new feature being added to Volvo’s I-Shift automated manual transmission (AMT) that boosts the amount of torque available so the AMT doesn’t have to downshift in hilly driving conditions, thereby helping maintain vehicle speed and fuel economy at the same time.

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