Reduce effort with the innovative control system

Just drive

I-Shift makes driving easier, safer and much more comfortable. There’s no heavy clutch. No lever to wrestle. And every gear change is perfectly timed. The simplicity of the system reduces fatigue, and helps you focus on the road and the traffic around you. If you want to change gear manually, the button on the gearstick gives you full control of every shift.

The system works in tandem with other features, for a smooth and effective driving experience

Save on fuel

I-Shift is designed to save fuel – up to 5%. The internal energy losses are low – lower than on manual gearboxes. But it’s the electronics that really make the difference. If you drive in Economy mode, every gear change is timed precisely, ensuring the engine works at the most efficient rpm. 
And when you descend, I-Roll disengages the engine, maximising the truck’s momentum and saving up to an additional 2%.

The system is developed from an unsynchronised manual gearbox

How it works

I-Shift is based on an unsynchronised manual gearbox –hence the compact design and low internal losses. The magic, however, happens in the electronic control unit that manages the clutch and shifts. By evaluating information about speed, weight, road grade and torque demand, it performs every shift with extreme precision. The system also communicates with the engine, allowing it to adjust revs and brake-effect for maximum performance.

I-Shift can be controlled from a four-switch panel on the dash

Space-saving switches

I-Shift is so efficient, that you don’t have to use the gear stick very often. If you want to save precious space in your cab, you can get rid of the shift selector and opt for a four-switch control on the dash.

Tailor the software packages to suit your requirements

Your I-Shift

You can tailor the I-Shift software packages to meet your exact requirements. So whether you need a gearbox for long haul, construction, heavy duty or distribution, there’s a package that’s perfect for you.

Find your perfect I-Shift package
I-Shift and I-See work together to save you fuel

I-See: save more

On hilly terrain, I-Shift works seamlessly with our intuitive I-See technology to save you even more fuel.

Find out how I-See works
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