Navistar To Supply Engines To Daewoo

Posted on May 31, 2012

Navistar, Inc. announced a newly established diesel engine supply agreement with Korean commercial vehicle manufacturer Daewoo Bus. As part of the agreement, which was announced at the Busan International Motor Show 2012 in Busan, South Korea, Navistar will supply its 3.2 L, inline four-cylinder MaxxForce engine for use in 6.0-ton GVW and 5.5-ton GVW Daewoo Bus brand light buses.

“Customers have come to expect quality, performance and reliability from Daewoo buses, which has powered the brand’s growth in recent years,” said Jin Gyu Kim, vice president of Daewoo Bus Corp. “These new engines will bring clean diesel power, fuel efficiency and reliability to our market-leading buses.”

The Daewoo Bus LESTAR light-duty transit bus is targeted for the South Korean market as well as other potential global markets such as China, Latin America, former Soviet Union, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. The MaxxForce engine will comply with Euro 3 through Euro 5 emissions standards, Navistar said.

“Navistar is excited to partner with a leader like Daewoo Bus which has a solid and growing global footprint and customer base,” said David LaPalomento, Navistar vice president, global truck and engine sales. “This is another important step in the execution of our strategy, as Navistar continues to expand its global reach and serve Asia.”