Navistar Shipping 13 L SCR Diesels Early
Following the certification of its SCR-based 13 L diesel engine earlier this month by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB), Navistar, Inc. said it has started shipping—ahead of schedule—its first International ProStar trucks powered by the MaxxForce 13 SCR diesels. Navistar said the first units began shipping April 26, from truck plants in Escobedo, Mexico and Springfield, Ohio.
Navistar introduced its first SCR-based commercial trucks for the U.S. and Canadian markets in December 2012 with the launch of the International ProStar with the Cummins ISX 15 L engine. The remaining line-up of International heavy-duty truck models will transition to SCR-based technology in a phased launch in the coming months based on volume and customer demand, Navistar said.
"Delivering our 13 L engine ahead of schedule is another important milestone for Navistar and completes our transition to SCR-based heavy-duty engine offerings," said Troy Clarke, Navistar president and chief executive officer.