Navistar ships first ProStar + units with Cummins engines

Navistar International Corp. announced it shipped its first 300 International ProStar + on-highway tractors with the Cummins ISX15 SCR engine to customers. According to the company, the shipment of the units exceeded its timeline for the first units to roll off the assembly line.

“Reaching its ‘OK-to-Ship’ milestone on Dec. 14 – 5 days ahead of schedule – demonstrates the tremendous progress we’re making in delivering our first SCR-based Class 8 trucks to the marketplace,” said Troy Clarke, Navistar president & COO. “Working collaboratively and fully integrated with our Cummins colleagues, the team has beat an aggressive launch timeline while ensuring the highest levels of quality.”

The ProStar + with a MaxxForce 13 engine utilizing Cummins Emission Solutions SCR-based aftertreatment system remains on track for pilot production in March 2013 with regular production beginning in April 2013, the company said.

The remaining lineup of heavy-duty truck models will transition to SCR-based clean engine technology in a phased launch throughout 2013 based on volume and customer demand.

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