Volvo has announced it has opened is sales  books for its  revamped heavy duty range, with the new Euro 6 lineup set to arrive with a range of new features as well as the new D17 engine and a range of horsepower ratings stretching from 600hp to 780hp.

Volvo says the updated FH16 will have a focus on efficiency and driver appeal, with a significant jump in torque. The company says  that the 600hp variant will now offer 3000Nm of torque, while the 700hp boasts 3400Nm, and  the range topping 780hp option will deliver a massive 3800Nm, making tit the most powerful Volvo yet according to the company.

The company says that aerodynamic and styling updates have also been added across the range, from FM and FMX to FH, and including all  of the company’s new electric models.

The company says that Inside, the range has received styling updates, revised USB ports, a new touchscreen side display and an improved audio system, while the incoming 17.3-litre, Euro 6 powerplant shares the same basic architecture as the 16-litre engine it replaces with the extra capacity resulting from an increase in cylinder bore.

Volvo says that in pursuit of efficiency and cleaner operation, the engine also features a new fuel injection system, low friction cylinder liners as well as wave top pistons to ensure optimised combustion.

The  company says that the new powerplant meets Euro 6 emissions standards utilising a combination of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), while forced induction duties are taken care of by a new Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT).

The company  also notes that all power ratings are in the new engine range  are compatible  with HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil).

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

“This latest evolution of the Volvo heavy duty range takes our offering to the next level,” said Volvo Trucks Australia’s vice president, Tom Chapman.

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

“Now our hard working 11-litre, our I-Save 500 and our trusted 13-litre 540 are joined by the new D17 engine which I have no doubt will continue to deliver on the legacy created by the rest of the Volvo drivetrain family,” he added.

“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 utilize a variety of alternate fuel options.”

“However, the performance of the D17 engine in the new FH16 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.”

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