VOLVO FH16

A BEAUTY ON THE SURFACE. A BEAST UNDER THE HOOD.

SPACE AND COMFORT FOR DRIVING AND LIVING


A CELEBRATION OF TRUCK DRIVERS
Every component and every conceivable space has been meticulously designed to make you more comfortable – whether you’re behind the wheel, resting or sound asleep in the bunk.

A SPACIOUS CAB
The upright A-pillars, low engine tunnel and high roof makes for a really spacious cab. And it is – even for tall drivers, the standing height is a whopping 220 centimetres.

LOADS OF ROOM FOR YOUR STUFF
You can bring a lot in this cab. The spacious front, under-bunk, rear and exterior storage can be tailored to your exact needs. And there are plenty of clever compartments for smaller items, too.

A BIGGER HOME ON THE ROAD
Are you looking for more space and comfort? Discover the extended Globetrotter XXL cab with a bed that’s 250 mm wider and 130 mm longer than in the Globetrotter XL. Home away from home doesn’t get more comfortable than this.

WIDE AND COMFORTABLE BED
The lower bunk offers a comfortable rest with up to 1065 mm width (Globetrotter XXL cab). You can even choose a manual or electrically controlled bunk that inclines to 55 degrees – perfect when resting, reading or watching TV.

CLEVER AND COMFORTABLE STEERING
The fully adjustable steering wheel, which comes with a 20-degree necktilt function, makes driving more comfortable. Conveniently controlled by a foot pedal, you can also move it out the way when you enter or exit the cab.

A CLASS-LEADING SEAT
The seat adjustment range is world class. You can move it 24 centimetres from front to back and 1...

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A CELEBRATION OF TRUCK DRIVERS
Every component and every conceivable space has been meticulously designed to make you more comfortable – whether you’re behind the wheel, resting or sound asleep in the bunk.

A SPACIOUS CAB
The upright A-pillars, low engine tunnel and high roof makes for a really spacious cab. And it is – even for tall drivers, the standing height is a whopping 220 centimetres.

LOADS OF ROOM FOR YOUR STUFF
You can bring a lot in this cab. The spacious front, under-bunk, rear and exterior storage can be tailored to your exact needs. And there are plenty of clever compartments for smaller items, too.

A BIGGER HOME ON THE ROAD
Are you looking for more space and comfort? Discover the extended Globetrotter XXL cab with a bed that’s 250 mm wider and 130 mm longer than in the Globetrotter XL. Home away from home doesn’t get more comfortable than this.

WIDE AND COMFORTABLE BED
The lower bunk offers a comfortable rest with up to 1065 mm width (Globetrotter XXL cab). You can even choose a manual or electrically controlled bunk that inclines to 55 degrees – perfect when resting, reading or watching TV.

CLEVER AND COMFORTABLE STEERING
The fully adjustable steering wheel, which comes with a 20-degree necktilt function, makes driving more comfortable. Conveniently controlled by a foot pedal, you can also move it out the way when you enter or exit the cab.

A CLASS-LEADING SEAT
The seat adjustment range is world class. You can move it 24 centimetres from front to back and 10 centimetres up or down. The shape also gives superior lateral support and provides improved support for those with longer legs.

ECC WITH AIR-QUALITY SENSORS
The electronic climate control has improved air vents and a multitude of sensors and filters that purify the air before it fills your lungs. The result is unprecedented air quality, improved defrosting and a draft-free environment.


SYSTEM FOR SERVICES AND INFOTAINMENT


Easy-to-use navigation, Dynafleet, improved communication and quality audio entertainment. Volvo Trucks’ integrated system for services and infotainment brings these features together in one interface – a seven-inch touch screen. Operate it manually, via voice commands, and through steering wheel buttons.

Rethink your in-cab experience.

EASY-TO-USE
Simplify control of your services and infotainment. And feel the benefits: a better, safer driving experience, easier navigation and more efficient fleet management.

This system combines the cab’s audio and entertainment unit with the Dynafleet and navigation functions.

Integration of services and infotainment means they’re easy to operate. Touch the screen, hit the steering wheel buttons or use your voice. Whatever suits you best.

Easy-to-use navigation, Dynafleet, improved communication and quality audio entertainment. Volvo Trucks’ integrated system for services and infotainment brings these features together in one interface – a seven-inch touch screen. Operate it manually, via voice commands, and through steering wheel buttons.

Rethink your in-cab experience.

EASY-TO-USE
Simplify control of your services and infotainment. And feel the benefits: a better, safer driving experience, easier navigation and more efficient fleet management.

This system combines the cab’s audio and entertainment unit with the Dynafleet and navigation functions.

Integration of services and infotainment means they’re easy to operate. Touch the screen, hit the steering wheel buttons or use your voice. Whatever suits you best.


ADDITIONAL FEATURES


Voice activated
A seven-inch touch screen provides easy operation. You can also control the functions via buttons on the steering wheel, or with your voice. Two Bluetooth connections also mean that you can connect two devices at the same time – perhaps your work mobile and your private phone.

Navigation
The Dynafleet OnBoard is directly integrated with the navigation system. Fleet managers can send destinations from the Dynafleet web portal to the navigation.

The navigation system accepts a range of direction inputs – including addresses, coordinates or a touch on the onscreen map.

Dynafleet OnBoard
Keep your assignments on track. Stay in touch with the office. Plan driving and resting times, and let Driver Coaching help you become more fuel-efficient. The system and all its functions are integrated with the navigation in the driver interface.

A powerful sound package
Get access to Deezer or TuneIn and stream your favourite audio entertainment. Switch on the DAB radio. Connect via USB, AUX or Bluetooth to your smartphone or tablet. Then, six speakers and a power output of 4×35W give a robust sound experience. You can add more speakers to your system to make playback even more perfect.

Voice activated
A seven-inch touch screen provides easy operation. You can also control the functions via buttons on the steering wheel, or with your voice. Two Bluetooth connections also mean that you can connect two devices at the same time – perhaps your work mobile and your private phone.

Navigation
The Dynafleet OnBoard is directly integrated with the navigation system. Fleet managers can send destinations from the Dynafleet web portal to the navigation.

The navigation system accepts a range of direction inputs – including addresses, coordinates or a touch on the onscreen map.

Dynafleet OnBoard
Keep your assignments on track. Stay in touch with the office. Plan driving and resting times, and let Driver Coaching help you become more fuel-efficient. The system and all its functions are integrated with the navigation in the driver interface.

A powerful sound package
Get access to Deezer or TuneIn and stream your favourite audio entertainment. Switch on the DAB radio. Connect via USB, AUX or Bluetooth to your smartphone or tablet. Then, six speakers and a power output of 4×35W give a robust sound experience. You can add more speakers to your system to make playback even more perfect.


INTERIOR FEATURES


A sheltering cab
The FH16 can be delivered with an improved insulation of the cab. It means an even more comfortable cab climate when resting even if it’s chilly outside. Or hot.

Energy-efficient lighting
Thirteen energy-efficient and powerful light sources illuminate the cab. Lighting is easily controlled, either with three pre-set options or with the dimmer. When you’re driving in the dark, you can even switch to red lights to enhance your night vision.

Sleeper panel
The advanced sleeper panel lets you control the interior lights, alarm clock, parking heater, parking cooler, audio system, windows, roof hatch and locks. Without ever leaving the bunk.

TV ready
Your Volvo FH16 can be factory-prepared with everything you need to plug and play a 19” TV – which you can connect through the cab’s fantastic audio system.

It’s more than a key
Lock or unlock the cab from a distance or use it as a main switch to reduce the electrical power consumption. Turn on the lights so you can approach safely. And if you feel threatened, push the panic button to blast the horn.

A sheltering cab
The FH16 can be delivered with an improved insulation of the cab. It means an even more comfortable cab climate when resting even if it’s chilly outside. Or hot.

Energy-efficient lighting
Thirteen energy-efficient and powerful light sources illuminate the cab. Lighting is easily controlled, either with three pre-set options or with the dimmer. When you’re driving in the dark, you can even switch to red lights to enhance your night vision.

Sleeper panel
The advanced sleeper panel lets you control the interior lights, alarm clock, parking heater, parking cooler, audio system, windows, roof hatch and locks. Without ever leaving the bunk.

TV ready
Your Volvo FH16 can be factory-prepared with everything you need to plug and play a 19” TV – which you can connect through the cab’s fantastic audio system.

It’s more than a key
Lock or unlock the cab from a distance or use it as a main switch to reduce the electrical power consumption. Turn on the lights so you can approach safely. And if you feel threatened, push the panic button to blast the horn.


DESIGNING THE VOLVO FH16

BOLD. CONFIDENT. ASSERTIVE


Our aim was to create a solid, flowing shape, instead of a front and two sides. This is why the lines and graphics sweep around the whole cab.

The truck’s stance, its visual attitude, was a key consideration, too. The form expresses the truck’s efficiency and dynamics. It appears to lean forward, wheels pressing at the ground. It’s bold. Assertive. It’s ready to work.

Our aim was to create a solid, flowing shape, instead of a front and two sides. This is why the lines and graphics sweep around the whole cab.

The truck’s stance, its visual attitude, was a key consideration, too. The form expresses the truck’s efficiency and dynamics. It appears to lean forward, wheels pressing at the ground. It’s bold. Assertive. It’s ready to work.


SLIMMER SIDE MIRRORS


The side mirrors add to the cab’s distinctive profile. Mounted further away from the upright A-pillar on a slender arm, the new design increases the driver’s field of vision and improves the truck’s aerodynamics.

The side mirrors add to the cab’s distinctive profile. Mounted further away from the upright A-pillar on a slender arm, the new design increases the driver’s field of vision and improves the truck’s aerodynamics.


PRECISION FIT. PERFECT FINISH


The cab is big, but its aero-led design means it has a low air resistance. The precision fit of the panel joints means there’s no gap between the lower and upper cab. Air flows around the cab instead of through it – enhancing aerodynamic performance and reducing fuel consumption.

The cab is big, but its aero-led design means it has a low air resistance. The precision fit of the panel joints means there’s no gap between the lower and upper cab. Air flows around the cab instead of through it – enhancing aerodynamic performance and reducing fuel consumption.


OUR CABS


GLOBETROTTER XXL CAB – FH16 XXL CAB

  • Interior height 220cm (211cm*)
  • 1 or 2 beds
  • Lower bunk widened 250mm and lengthened 130mm compared to the Globetrotter XL
  • Abundant storage space

GLOBETROTTER CAB

  • Interior height 220cm (211cm*)
  • 1 or 2 beds
  • Abundant storage space

SLEEPER CAB

  • Interior height 171cm (162cm*)
  • 1 bed

* On the engine tunnel

GLOBETROTTER XXL CAB – FH16 XXL CAB

  • Interior height 220cm (211cm*)
  • 1 or 2 beds
  • Lower bunk widened 250mm and lengthened 130mm compared to the Globetrotter XL
  • Abundant storage space

GLOBETROTTER CAB

  • Interior height 220cm (211cm*)
  • 1 or 2 beds
  • Abundant storage space

SLEEPER CAB

  • Interior height 171cm (162cm*)
  • 1 bed

* On the engine tunnel


DRIVING FUEL EFFICIENCY INTO YOUR VOLVO FH16

OUR MOST FUEL EFFICIENT ENGINES


Our engine range has been meticulously engineered to save fuel – without compromising performance. We optimised the combustion chamber geometry. Designed vertical, centrally positioned unit injectors. Increased the gas-fill ratio…

We could go on (and on) about our technical achievements. What’s most important about these innovations is the difference they make to your bottom line. And to the environment.

Get to know our engines

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Our engine range has been meticulously engineered to save fuel – without compromising performance. We optimised the combustion chamber geometry. Designed vertical, centrally positioned unit injectors. Increased the gas-fill ratio…

We could go on (and on) about our technical achievements. What’s most important about these innovations is the difference they make to your bottom line. And to the environment.

Get to know our engines


I-SHIFT – SIMPLE, DEPENDABLE AND VERY FUEL EFFICIENT


I-Shift maximises performance and efficiency by monitoring and responding to vehicle mass, road inclination, speed and acceleration. Coupled to a Volvo diesel engine, it reduces fuel consumption compared to a manual gearbox.

Say hello to I-Shift

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I-Shift maximises performance and efficiency by monitoring and responding to vehicle mass, road inclination, speed and acceleration. Coupled to a Volvo diesel engine, it reduces fuel consumption compared to a manual gearbox.

Say hello to I-Shift


I-SEE – WATCH YOUR FUEL BILLS DROP


As you drive, I-See uses information about the road gradient to manage speed and gear changes in the most fuel efficient way. By taking advantage of the truck’s kinetic energy, the system can reduce your fuel consumption by up to 5%. The biggest savings are made on gentle slopes, but I-See saves you fuel on almost every gradient.

Take a look at I-See

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As you drive, I-See uses information about the road gradient to manage speed and gear changes in the most fuel efficient way. By taking advantage of the truck’s kinetic energy, the system can reduce your fuel consumption by up to 5%. The biggest savings are made on gentle slopes, but I-See saves you fuel on almost every gradient.

Take a look at I-See


MORE FEATURES


ALIGN YOUR WHEELS AND INFLATE YOUR SAVING
Using the right tyres, at the correct pressure and on correctly aligned wheels and axles, can reduce fuel consumption by up to 14%. Our global studies show that two out of three trucks have incorrectly aligned axles and wheels. So there’s a lot to be gained for very little effort.

FUEL ADVICE – CUT DOWN, CONSISTENTLY
Keep hitting your fuel targets. And watch them shrink as you become more efficient. Subscribe to Fuel Advice and you’ll be linked up with a personal fuel coach. With their regular analysis, expert guidance and on-hand support, you’ll be saving fuel in no time, and improving year after year.

ALIGN YOUR WHEELS AND INFLATE YOUR SAVING
Using the right tyres, at the correct pressure and on correctly aligned wheels and axles, can reduce fuel consumption by up to 14%. Our global studies show that two out of three trucks have incorrectly aligned axles and wheels. So there’s a lot to be gained for very little effort.

FUEL ADVICE – CUT DOWN, CONSISTENTLY
Keep hitting your fuel targets. And watch them shrink as you become more efficient. Subscribe to Fuel Advice and you’ll be linked up with a personal fuel coach. With their regular analysis, expert guidance and on-hand support, you’ll be saving fuel in no time, and improving year after year.


DISCOVER DATA-DRIVEN POWER


Together, Dynafleet and driver training you can save up to 7% fuel.

DYNAFLEET – TRACK YOUR FUEL EFFICIENCY
Meet our intelligent fleet-management system. Follow the performance of your trucks and drivers in real time, view automatically generated fuel-efficiency rankings. Then make comparisons, spot trends and implement profitable, fuel-saving changes.
Explore Dynafleet

DRIVER TRAINING – SMALL CHANGES, BIG SAVINGS
Our Efficient Driving course helps you get the most out of every drop of fuel. Part of our Volvo Trucks Driver Development programme, the proven systematic approach creates fuel-efficient driving patterns and sustainable, long-term savings – and is most effective in conjunction with Dynafleet reports.
Volvo driver training

CAB SPOILER PACKAGE
A cab spoiler package can improve your fuel economy by as much as 8%. It reduces turbulence, minimises air resistance and deflects wind away from the trailer. As well as saving fuel and money, it also reduces CO2 emissions, which is great for the environment.

Together, Dynafleet and driver training you can save up to 7% fuel.

DYNAFLEET – TRACK YOUR FUEL EFFICIENCY
Meet our intelligent fleet-management system. Follow the performance of your trucks and drivers in real time, view automatically generated fuel-efficiency rankings. Then make comparisons, spot trends and implement profitable, fuel-saving changes.
Explore Dynafleet

DRIVER TRAINING – SMALL CHANGES, BIG SAVINGS
Our Efficient Driving course helps you get the most out of every drop of fuel. Part of our Volvo Trucks Driver Development programme, the proven systematic approach creates fuel-efficient driving patterns and sustainable, long-term savings – and is most effective in conjunction with Dynafleet reports.
Volvo driver training

CAB SPOILER PACKAGE
A cab spoiler package can improve your fuel economy by as much as 8%. It reduces turbulence, minimises air resistance and deflects wind away from the trailer. As well as saving fuel and money, it also reduces CO2 emissions, which is great for the environment.


WHAT MAKES THE VOLVO FH16 SAFE?

SAFETY FEATURES


Adaptive Cruise Control
Helps you keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front. It also warns you of any threat and activates the emergency brake if you get too close.

Lane Keeping Support
This system tracks road markings with a camera. When it looks like you’re straying over them, it’ll ping you a signal.

Driver alert support
This system monitors your driving behaviour. If it records anything erratic about it, you’ll receive an alert asking you to think about having a break. And if you continue driving and get a second warning your cruise control is turned off in order to activate the driver.

Lane changing support
This feature activates a radar while you’re changing lane. This way, you’re kept informed of any obstacles in your blind spots.

ESC
The Electronic Stability Control uses engine power and individual wheel brakes to reduce the risk of skidding and rollover.

I-Shift
I-Shift makes driving safer by timing each gear change perfectly. There’s no heavy clutch, and no stick to wrestle with. The simplicity of the system reduces driver fatigue and ups focus, helping you to concentrate on the road and the traffic around you.

Testing
Swedish cab strength test. Barrier test. Roll-over test. Sledtest. Head impact test. Our extensive testing programme proves the Volvo FH and the Volvo FH16 are the safest Volvo in the world. And the tests are thorough – with the interior fittings in place and full storage compartments.

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Adaptive Cruise Control
Helps you keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front. It also warns you of any threat and activates the emergency brake if you get too close.

Lane Keeping Support
This system tracks road markings with a camera. When it looks like you’re straying over them, it’ll ping you a signal.

Driver alert support
This system monitors your driving behaviour. If it records anything erratic about it, you’ll receive an alert asking you to think about having a break. And if you continue driving and get a second warning your cruise control is turned off in order to activate the driver.

Lane changing support
This feature activates a radar while you’re changing lane. This way, you’re kept informed of any obstacles in your blind spots.

ESC
The Electronic Stability Control uses engine power and individual wheel brakes to reduce the risk of skidding and rollover.

I-Shift
I-Shift makes driving safer by timing each gear change perfectly. There’s no heavy clutch, and no stick to wrestle with. The simplicity of the system reduces driver fatigue and ups focus, helping you to concentrate on the road and the traffic around you.

Testing
Swedish cab strength test. Barrier test. Roll-over test. Sledtest. Head impact test. Our extensive testing programme proves the Volvo FH and the Volvo FH16 are the safest Volvo in the world. And the tests are thorough – with the interior fittings in place and full storage compartments.


INTERIOR


With night mode, drivers have the option of instantly switching off all unnecessary dashboard backlights with the press of a button. The result is less glare in the driver’s field of vision, and fewer distractions from reflections in the windscreen and side mirrors. It is best suited to long-haul drivers when driving at night, and when reversing and manoeuvring in tough weather conditions or complex environments, such as when connecting or disconnecting trailers.

SAFETY HATCH
Every Volvo FH16 has a large skylight that doubles as an escape hatch. It also gives a bright, airy cab – helping you stay alert and focused on the road.

SEATBELT
Around half of all fatalities in trucks could be avoided through use of a seatbelt – a fact worth remembering next time you hit the road.

With night mode, drivers have the option of instantly switching off all unnecessary dashboard backlights with the press of a button. The result is less glare in the driver’s field of vision, and fewer distractions from reflections in the windscreen and side mirrors. It is best suited to long-haul drivers when driving at night, and when reversing and manoeuvring in tough weather conditions or complex environments, such as when connecting or disconnecting trailers.

SAFETY HATCH
Every Volvo FH16 has a large skylight that doubles as an escape hatch. It also gives a bright, airy cab – helping you stay alert and focused on the road.

SEATBELT
Around half of all fatalities in trucks could be avoided through use of a seatbelt – a fact worth remembering next time you hit the road.


EXTERIOR


FRONT UNDERRUN PROTECTION SYSTEM
Absorbs some of the force in a collision by recoiling backwards under the truck. Now made from lighter and stronger materials, and effective at even higher speeds.

LIGHTING
We’ve integrated the front position lights and daytime running lights. As a result, the unit provides intelligent illumination from a compact package.

MIRRORS AND VISIBILITY
An array of smart features is designed to give real 360-degree visibility to our drivers. But the FH16’s sizeable windows and mirrors also give brilliant coverage.

ACTIVE SAFETY SYSTEMS
Your truck will help you. Get a brief overview of Volvo Trucks’ active safety systems in use.

FRONT UNDERRUN PROTECTION SYSTEM
Absorbs some of the force in a collision by recoiling backwards under the truck. Now made from lighter and stronger materials, and effective at even higher speeds.

LIGHTING
We’ve integrated the front position lights and daytime running lights. As a result, the unit provides intelligent illumination from a compact package.

MIRRORS AND VISIBILITY
An array of smart features is designed to give real 360-degree visibility to our drivers. But the FH16’s sizeable windows and mirrors also give brilliant coverage.

ACTIVE SAFETY SYSTEMS
Your truck will help you. Get a brief overview of Volvo Trucks’ active safety systems in use.


UPTIME PROMISE

back on the road within 8 hours – or we pay you*. That’s why our new Uptime Promise is worth its weight in gold.

Learn more about Uptime Promise

HOW DO YOU MAKE DRIVERS MORE PRODUCTIVE?

Reduce fatigue. Improve comfort. And give them more control.

Productivity in the palm of your hand