LISLE, Ill. — The first International ProStar+ with Cummins ISX15 and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) has rolled off the assembly line at Navistar’s Escobedo, Mexico plant.
“This is a great accomplishment for Navistar and an important milestone as we bring our first SCR-based Class 8 trucks to the marketplace,” said Troy Clarke, Navistar president and COO. “The entire launch team and hundreds of others working behind the scenes are committed to a high-quality launch and this achievement is another proof point in our progress.”
The first International trucks to be produced with the ISX15 and SCR will be placed into Navistar’s test fleet. The company will now begin its final validation processes prior to deploying customer units in December.
Navistar says it has already received orders for more than 1,000 ProStar trucks with the ISX15 engine.
The ProStar+ with the International MaxxForce 13 using Cummins’ SCR technology will enter initial pilot production in March 2013, the company says. Regular production will the begin in April 2013.
The remainder of International’s heavy-duty truck models will then transition to SCR in a phased launch throughout 2013, based on volume and customer demand. Meanwhile, Navistar is continuing to build and ship trucks in all classes using a combination of earned emissions credits and/or paying non-conformance penalties.