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JAC-Navistar releases five-year development plan

HEFEI, Anhui – Jianghuai Navistar Diesel Engine Co., Ltd. (JAC-Navistar) released its five-year development plan at the launching ceremony of its new plant in Hefei, Anhui Province recently, reported

The roll off of the first MaxxForce engine in the new plant at the launching ceremony indicated the start of mass production of the MaxxForce series engines of the joint venture, which now has a product lineup of JAC2.8L (4DA1), MaxxForce 3.2L and MaxxForce 4.8L series diesel engines.

The MaxxForce 3.2L diesel engine, which has a maximum power of 118 kW/3,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 450 Nm/1,500-2,200 rpm, can realize a minimum fuel cost rate of 200g/kWh at full load and adapt to light trucks and medium buses.

The MaxxForce 4.8L diesel engine, with a maximum power of 140 kW/2,200 rpm and a maximum torque of 720 Nm/1,200-1,600 rpm, has a minimum fuel consumption of 194g/kWh at full load and satisfies the power demand of light trucks, medium trucks and buses.

According to Yang Qingrong, vice president of JAC-Navistar, both technology and production capacity of the JV can fulfill the demand for State-IV-compliant engines. As the government is strictly enforcing the policy of eliminating six million yellow-labeled (heavy-polluting) vehicles, the commercial vehicle market is seeing its rebound, which will benefit JAC-Navistar as well.

Sales target of the MaxxForce 3.2L is 400 units this year and the 4.8L type is 600 units, said Yang. Total sales target for the two is 18,000 units in 2015, 57,000 units in 2016, and 100,000 units in 2018, which will account for 51 percent of total engine sales in 2018.

The MaxxForce 7.2L engine owns a rated power of 214-330 hp with a maximum torque of 760-1,300 Nm and complies with State-IV and Euro-V emissions standards.

The MaxxForce 9.3L engine, designed for heavy-duty trucks, buses and industrial generators, owns a rated power of 276 kW (375 hp) and a maximum torque of 1750 Nm. The MaxxForce 13L engine complies with Euro-V emissions standards with a rated power of 416-481 hp and a maximum torque of 1,450-2,305 Nm.

According to the five-year plan, the company targets selling 300 units of the MaxxForce 7.2L engine in 2016, 2,000 units in 2017 and 8,000 units in 2018.

The MaxxForce  9.3L and 13L diesel engines were not mentioned in the five-year plan, which means the two models will not see mass production before 2018, according to the report.

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