20 November 2000
Volvo Trucks North America, Inc. announced that Cummins Inc. will be the truck maker’s sole external engine supplier in North America. Effective with 2002 model year vehicles, Volvo trucks sold in the US, Canada and Mexico will be available only with Cummins or Volvo engines.
Available engines for Volvo trucks will include Cummins ISM, N14, ISX and Signature models, ranging from 275 hp to 600 hp, with displacements from 7 to 15 liters. Volvo will supply 7- to 12-liter engine models.
Volvo dealers and Cummins distributors will coordinate their distribution and support strategies to service Cummins engines in Volvo trucks, Volvo said. Volvo added that the two companies’ distribution networks will work together to be able to meet any increase for service and repair requirements due to the expected aging of the industry’s fleet.
Source: Diesel Progress