Navistar to Supply Diesel Engines to Daewoo

April 29, 2009
New MaxxForce blocks for transit buses
Navistar Engine Group has a new agreement to develop and produce diesel engines for two new Daewoo Bus commercial vehicles, for the South Korean market, as well as selected other regions. The in-line, four-cylinder engines are a new entry for Navistar’s MaxxForce series, which are cast in compacted graphite iron (CGI) by the Brazilian foundry group Tupy. Navistar’s Brazilian affiliate MWM International Indstria de Motores da Amrica do Sul Ltda. will supply the MaxxForce engines to Clark ENG Ltd., which develops products for Daewoo Bus Corp. Production will start in mid 2011, and eventually may reach up to 25,000 units/year. These designs for Daewoo will power 6.0-ton GVW and 5.5-ton GVW vehicles for Daewoo, and will comply with Euro III, IV and V emissions standards. “These new engines will bring clean diesel power, fuel efficiency and reliability to our market-leading buses,” stated Clark ENG Ltd. managing director Moon-Kyu Choi “Navistar is excited to partner with a leader like Daewoo Bus,” said Navistar Engine Group v.p. and general manager Eric Tech. “This is another important step in the execution of our strategy, as Navistar’s Engine Group expands its global reach and diversifies its customer base.”