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COMMENT: If Navistar were to put MWM up for

Plenty of speculation has centred on the report that Navistar is the possibility of selling its Brazilian-based MWM manufacturing operation. It is worth that MWM International Motores was by Navistar from Deutz as as 2005; there is no weight of holding back any disposal

Who might buy the MWM business? It’s to believe that Volkswagen and would both be in the frame. MWM is an supplier of light and mid-range engines for Brazilian-built VW trucks. The power units listed by VW for its Constellation range of chassis four-cylinder 4.8-litre and six-cylinder MWM diesels, as well as Cummins 5.9 and ISB/ISC units.

Plenty of speculation has centred on the report that Navistar is the possibility of selling its Brazilian-based MWM manufacturing operation


Also for the heaviest Constellation chassis is the NGD described as an in-house VW engine. But it is by MWM and in reality is an update on the 9.3 Navistar 9.

In the 250 to 360 horsepower bracket, MWM and Cummins head-on for VW Constellation business in America. The branding of the NGD engine as a VW indicates a marketing ‘closeness’ VW and Navistar, although, as is now widely an ever-closer warmth in relationship Navistar and Cummins is emerging in the of the US truck manufacturer’s EGR versus SCR So the competition for Brazilian VW business hardly be categorised as ‘cut-throat’.

Nevertheless, if MWM were to be put up for sale, would be unlikely to stand by and a third-party buyer threaten its own engine supply business. It be likely to put in a bid, probably the longer-term aim of supplanting the ageing MWM and Navistar designs with its own state-of-the-art ISB and ISC/ISL models, assembled in MWM’s Santo plant.

Meanwhile, it must be remembered about two years ago, it gained full control of VW put the South American truck under the auspices of MAN, up the possibility of MAN 6.9, 10.5 or 12.4-litre engines going the Constellation. The two larger diesels in Nuremburg are of course the basis of MaxxForce 11 and 13 designs.

Is it too fanciful to ask Volkswagen might have its on Navistar’s Huntsville, Alabama where the MaxxForce 11 and 13 engines are

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Taking the hypotheses a step is it too fanciful to ask whether Volkswagen have its eyes on Navistar’s Alabama plant, where the 11 and 13 engines are produced? The plant need relatively little to turn the MaxxForce specifications to MAN standards.

From the outside, at the benefits of such a move to be numerous. It would provide in Brazil with in-house without detracting from the engine plant’s capacity; and would surely welcome the injection. How would Cummins to such a move by the VW group? It imply losing some business in South America, but at the time strengthening its chances of the supplier of more, if not all, for Navistar’s Class 8 chassis in the US.

The opinions expressed here are of the author and do not necessarily reflect the of Automotive World Ltd.

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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