Volvo to keep offering Cummins ISX beyond 2010

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks North America says it will continue to offer the 15-liter Cummins ISX engine certified for 2010 emissions standards in the Volvo VN.

This means that, in 2010, Volvo will be able to offer two NOx emissions approaches — both selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and enhanced exhaust gas recirculation (EGR). Volvo announced a year ago that it would use SCR for the next round of emissions controls in its own engines, while Cummins said more recently that it wouldn’t need to do so, opting instead to stay with EGR.

“Our customers have indicated a desire to have both the Cummins ISX and the Volvo engine family available in 2010,” said Per Carlsson, president and CEO of Volvo Trucks North America. “Cummins remains a valued partner of Volvo and our customers will continue to benefit from our comprehensive engine lineup of Volvo’s 11-, 13-, and 16-liter engines, plus the 15-liter ISX.”

Volvo Trucks North America assembles its Volvo VT, VN and VHD trucks in the United States, at the ISO14001 and ISO9001 certified New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Virginia. Volvo engines for North America are assembled in Hagerstown, Maryland. Volvo sponsors the America’s Road Team national highway safety outreach program.

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