For the first time, 13L engines have become the number one choice of U.S. Class 8 truck customers, and Mack and Volvo are part of the heavy-duty truck manufacturing group that sells more 13L engines in the U.S. than anyone else. The Mack MP7 engine is also the top-selling 11L engine in the U.S.
“We’re seeing a shift in the market to less than 15-liter engines as customers increasingly focus on operational efficiency,” Kevin Flaherty, Mack senior vice president – U.S. and Canada said. “Mack’s leadership in the 11-and 13-liter engine segments also reflects strong customer response to our MP series engines with ClearTech SCR Technology and growing demand for our MACK mDRIVE transmission.
The powertrain technologies we have in the market today allow us to deliver tremendous horsepower and torque through smaller liter engines while offering significant savings, both in terms of upfront cost and fuel efficiency.”
“This success of our engines in North America reflects the strength of the Volvo Group and our globally proven technology,” Ron Huibers, Volvo Trucks senior vice president, sales and marketing, said. “Volvo’s fully integrated engines and I-Shift transmission work in concert to maximize performance, driving Volvo Trucks’ industry leadership in fuel efficiency. The recently released Volvo XE13 package is the latest example of our commitment to innovative powertrain solutions. With our Volvo 13- liter D13 engines, delivering up to 500 hp and 1750 ft/lbs of torque, customers get all the power and efficiency they need without unnecessary costs.”