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HD engine will be 8Gs more, says Navistar

WARRENVILLE, Ill. -- Navistar has announced that the price tags on upcoming 2010- MaxxForce advanced EGR engines will $6,000 to $8,000 more. 

The company, which is the only North American engine manufacturer to shrug off selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and sticking with an updated version of EGR, says its mid-range diesel engines -- the MaxxForce 7, 9, and 10 as well as the MaxxForce DT, will increase by $6,000.

Heavy-duty trucks with the MaxxForce 11 and MaxxForce 13, will be about $8,000 more.

The increases will come in the form of a non-discountable surcharge applied to each vehicle’s base price.

There was no word on the MaxxForce 15, the big bore engine based on the Cat C15 platform, which is not expected to be in showrooms until perhaps 2011.

"Meeting stricter EPA emissions levels in 2010, unfortunately, comes with a higher price," said Jack Allen, president, Navistar North American Truck Group. "Though, we have given our best effort to minimize costs related to the robust design and development of 2010 MaxxForce engines to ensure pricing is manageable for our customers, prices will increase commensurate with our technology path and our effort to remain competitive in the marketplace."

Unlike, SCR engines, MaxxForce power units do not require the use of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) or tanks, converters, heaters, and the additional electronics required by such an aftertreatment system. 

"Our simple and straightforward solution places the burden of emissions compliance on us, not the customer," said Allen.

However, the EGR engines are expected to offer less fuel economy and generate some loss of heat.

 

 
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