Navistar drops In-Cylinder Technology Plus branding

Christopher Goodfellow - 1 October 2012

Navistar has confirmed it will drop the MaxxForce 15 engine in favour of the Cummins ISX15 and said it will no longer refer to its emissions solution as In-Cylinder Technology Plus (ICT+), instead using the industry standard term, Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR).

Speaking about the 15 liter engine, Jim Hebe, Senior Vice-President of North American Sales Operations at Navistar, said: "Our intention is to continue to build them [the MaxxForce 15 engine] as long as we can and then phase into the Cummins ISX15. It's a shame, it's a great engine," according to Truck News.

"Two decisions were made in this company in August 2008. One was to go Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) and the other was to go it alone. The decision to go with EGR was not the wrong decision, but the decision to go it alone was the wrong decision. What really, in the end, created the biggest issue was not EGR, it was that we ran out of time and we ran out of [emissions] credits. If we had stuck with a partner in the engine business, we would have had more time to develop our in-cylinder solution and probably at the end of the day, we would've gotten that. That's water over the dam now," Hebe added.

Currently, Navistar incurs Noncompliance Penalties for each 15 liter engine it produces, as it has not been certified the engine family to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2010 emissions standard.

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