Volvo FH16. Powered for heavy transport.

The Volvo FH16 is our most powerful truck, made for heavy assignments where extra power and torque are needed. It conquers the challenges that other trucks are unable to complete. The efficient D17 engine and upgraded driver comfort are there to meet your requirements for productivity.

Volvo FH16

Applications: Heavy transport assignments, forestry and timber transportation, mining and quarry transportation
Power: 600 hp, 700 hp or 780 hp

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A truck powered for your productivity

Volvo FH16 offers refined power for productivity along with the highest level of cab comfort. Regardless of what version you choose, it's evident that this is something extra. Discover more about Volvo FH16 in the gallery below.

Optimised vision with adaptive high beam

A headlamp design with a black theme is unique for the Volvo FH16. The LED lights offers excellent vision and a distinct profile. Select the adaptive high beam to maximize your vision without dazzling other road users.

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An interior to match

The Volvo FH16 comes with leather trim, offering quality and optimal driver comfort. It’s clear that this Volvo Truck is a step ahead of the rest.

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Volvo Dynamic Steering

Managing heavy loads in low speed maneuvers, or driving at high speeds in ruts or over potholes? Volvo Dynamic Steering is there like a steady hand to make your driving easier and relieve the strain.

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Save fuel with I-See

I-See optimizes speed, gear changes and coasting for your route ahead to save fuel. It takes upcoming topography, curves, into real-time consideration to improve fuel efficiency and reduce your carbon footprint.

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Axles to maximize your load capacity

For extreme load capacity, you can get your Volvo FH16 with up to five axles straight from the factory. Ready to drive, with warranty and aftermarket support. Once you your truck in unloaded, you can disengage and raise one of the driving axles.

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The powerful D17 engine delivers

With 780 hp, the D17 is the most powerful engine ever put in a Volvo truck. It’s the fuel efficiency and the massive torque available that makes the Volvo FH16 the perfect match for heavy transport and other demanding applications in New Zealand.

D17 power in three levels

The D17 engine comes with all the power and efficiency that you could ask for in heavy transport applications. Choose between 600 hp, 700 hp and 780 hp. To help you reduce your carbon footprint and fulfill special requirements, ths meets Euro 6 specifications and you can fuel all output levels with HVO. 

See more details in the Volvo FH16 specifications

More torque

The D17 engine brings more power, up to 3800 Nm of torque and more engine braking power at low engine speeds. It lets you tailor an efficient powertrain that performs at exactly the right level, even when your applications demand the highest standards.

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More control with I-Shift

With I-Shift, you’re in charge, whether you need traction to start or maintain torque at low speed. Dig deeper into the benefits of I-Shift in this image gallery.

Crawler gears

Pulling away with a heavy load is a challenge for both your traction and your clutch. I-Shift with crawler gears improves the startability and reduces the strain on your clutch significantly.

Intelligent software

The magic happens in the electronic control unit, managing the clutch and shifts. A range of software packages lets you tailor the I-Shift for your needs. A special heavy-duty package is available to help you manage extreme loads.

Camera Monitor System

The Camera Monitor System improves aerodynamics to save energy. It also improves your direct vision and features monitoring functions that mirrors don’t have. 

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Infotainment and audio

A driver interface that’s easy to use, an infotainment system and an audio system available in two levels make the Volvo FH16 a comfortable experience, whether you're driving or resting.

Cab options

The Volvo FH16 comes with a wide range of cabs to fit your requirements. You can choose between the energy saving Camera Monitor System and side mirrors. Take a closer look at the alternatives.

    Globetrotter XXL cab

    The Globetrotter XXL cab for the Volvo FH16 combines excellent driving and living comfort for two people. Superb sleeping comfort in the longer and wider lower bed.


    Available as 6 x 4 tractor units only in New Zealand.

    Globetrotter XL cab

    The Globetrotter XL cab for the Volvo FH16 combines excellent driving and living comfort for two people with plenty of storage and space.

    Sleeper cab

    The sleeper cab for the Volvo FH16 offers excellent driving comfort and comfortable overnight accommodation for up to two people combined with limited standing height.

    Low sleeper cab

    The low sleeper cab for the Volvo FH16 offers a lower exterior cab height combined with excellent driving comfort, comfortable overnight accommodation for one and limited standing height.

Features depicted may not be standard or available for all equipment levels and powertrain options.

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