What could a VW bid mean for Navistar? Automotive World — Volkswagen Atlantic

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Rumours abound, on both of the Atlantic, that Volkswagen is a bid for Navistar. Such a move be eminently logical, in global terms. In any case Volkswagen. not with rivalling Toyota as the number one car manufacturer, looks to challenge Daimler for the top spot in manufacture. It has already gained of Scania and MAN .

Scania’s long-time Executive, Leif Ostling, has now put in charge of all of the VW group’s truck and bus At the age of almost 67, he will be looking to his mark in the few years before he A VW takeover of Navistar would be the kind of landmark achievement to his already august place in the books.

Rumours abound, on both of the Atlantic, that Volkswagen is a bid for Navistar. Such a move be eminently logical, in global terms.

Navistar is currently at a low facing well-publicised problems EPA emissions law compliance. It made a of US$172m in the second quarter of its year. which it attributes in to a hold-up in truck sales by the emissions furore. However, its have held up, buoyed by the of a takeover bid – with VW as the only predator in the frame – or of a merger specialist off-highway and military maker Oshkosh.

Navistar and, in particular, all its regarding engine technology and emissions certification problems, are known to its potential would-be acquisitor. Its 12.4-litre MaxxForce 13 at the heart of the compliance controversy, is in an MAN design, albeit assembled licence from largely componentry in Huntsville, Alabama.

In to meet Euro 6 requirements on NOx of nitrogen) levels on that MAN has been obliged to add urea-fed SCR catalytic reduction) to the EGR system served the German company up to and including Euro 5. But Navistar has – would say, stubbornly – to do the same in advancing from EPA to EPA 2010 regulations, leading to its emissions ‘predicament’ .

In order to meet Euro 6 on NOx levels on that engine, MAN has obliged to add urea-fed SCR to the EGR system served the German company up to and including Euro 5.

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Were a VW of Navistar to go through, MAN diesel from Nuremberg could be to move into Huntsville delay and implement an upgrade involving the adoption of SCR on the MaxxForce 13 and its 10.5-litre MAN-based MaxxForce 11

It can also be assumed that, a VW/MAN mandate, Navistar’s 15 project, based on an EPA 2007 design, albeit updated a common rail fuel but still relying on EGR alone to EPA 2010 compliance, would be shelved. If a future VW-controlled wanted a big engine to deliver up to 600 to compete with Cummins ‘ Detroit ‘s DD15 and 16, and Volvo ‘s there are now two power units of size and output available – both V8s as it happens – from and MAN, albeit in the latter produced under a joint with German construction manufacturer Liebherr.

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Bunting has a background in engineering, and has writing on commercial vehicle and related topics since the He has been an Automotive World since 1996.

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