Navistar International Corporation announced on August 2, 2012, that it is set to deploy Cummins 15-liter engines in its own trucks and use Cummins Emissions Solutions’ DEF-based aftertreatment system combined with the company’s own in-cylinder engine to create ICT+ for its existing MaxxForce engines.
The two companies have entered a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding and Navistar expects that by combining the two systems, it will be able to meet 2010 US EPA emissions regulations and position the company to meet greenhouse gas (GHG) rules in advance of 2014 and 2017 requirements.
Navistar plans to offer Cummins ISX15 engines as part of its North American on-highway truck line-up beginning January 2013 and to begin the introduction of ICT+ in its MaxxForce 13 liter in early 2013.
Navistar also provided an outlook on the third quarter of 2012 and withdrew its full-year 2012 guidance based on its transition to ICT+. The company’s overall market share for the fiscal third quarter 2012 is seen to remain flat at 17 to 18% for Class 8 and 35 to 36% for Class 6 to 7 trucks and at 48 to 49% for school buses.