Navistar Announces 7,000 New 2010 Vehicles Delivered

Truck engine supplier Navistar announced today that the launch of its 2010 EPA-compliant trucks and buses is on track and also revealed that more than 7,000 units have been delivered so far. In addition, the company announced a significant number of customer orders. The company is currently building more than 380 engines per day, and 85 of those are MaxxForce 13 units.

Navistar began producing 2010 model-year engines as early as March, while implementing a build-and-hold process for vehicle production, installing those engines in trucks and buses as early as May and ensuring those vehicle exceeded stringent quality benchmarks prior to delivery.

“Full production of our EPA2010 products has been underway since June and we’ve shipped more than 7,000 of these units in total, and more than 4,700 in the past month,” said Jack Allen, president of Navistar’s North American truck group. “We’re now well into delivery mode and as stated previously, we are on track to deliver more than 17,000 total vehicles to U.S. and Canadian customers by the end of the quarter.”

“Consistent with our ‘buy-early, buy-late’ strategy and confirmed by a number of pending deals in the works, we expect a significant increase in orders from October through December as fleets continue moving to 13-liter power and our MaxxForce Advanced EGR engine continues to resonate with customers,” Allen added.

As 2010 vehicle shipments continue and new orders filter in, traditional 15-liter customers continue to turn their attention to the MaxxForce 13 engine. “In some limited applications, there will continue to be customers that require 15-liter power and we’ll provide that as we introduce our MaxxForce 15, which is currently running in six fleets,” stated Allen.
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