In a mid-day memo to its dealer network last Friday, Volvo Trucks announced that it will no longer be selling its 16-liter D16 engine in the North American market anymore, citing “diminishing demand” as the reason for the cancellation.
Fleetowner.com reports the Volvo D16 engine, rated at up to 625 horsepower with 2,050 lb-ft of torque for heavy haul applications in Volvo's VNL and VNX models, has been discontinued.
The Volvo VNL will continue to be sold with Volvo's D11, D13 and Cummins X15 engines. However, the VNX has been placed on hold for now.
Mack Trucks will also no longer offer its MP10 engine, which is based on the Volvo D16.
Brandon Borgna, spokesman for Volvo Trucks, told FleetOwner.com the company's decision is due to the limited market demand for the D16 and the overall trend towards lighter and more fuel efficient engines such as Volvo's D13. Aftermarket support for current owners will continue.