Volvo I-Shift is a 12-speed manual gearbox with an automated gearchanging system. Volvo I-Shift is designed for tourist, intercity, regional and route buses - offering high driving and ride comfort and excellent fuel economy. An optimised Volvo I-Shift system is also under development for Volvo's hybrid buses.
Volvo I-Shift is a fast-acting gearchanging system with brief interruptions in torque and a wide ratio span, resulting in ample resources for high average speeds. The gear lever is integrated into the driver's seat and gear-changes are entirely automatic. The starting gear is selected automatically according to the road's gradient and vehicle load.
Volvo I-Shift is available with a choice of several different gear-shifting programs, including a function that allows a choice