9 November 2005

International Truck and Engine Corporation provided an update on its progress toward development of 2007 emissions-compliant trucks and engines, including the expected price increases.

Prices for International mid-range diesel powered trucks and IC buses are estimated to increase $5,000 to $6,000 per vehicle. For International Class 8 truck/tractors with supplier engines, the estimates range from $7,000 to $10,000. Additional charges will apply in higher horsepower engines that require dual aftertreatment system.

International also expects a degradation of fuel economy in 2007 engines. While exact figures were not disclosed, it was estimated that “fuel economy would degrade beyond the 1 percent already expected with the use of ultra low-sulfur fuel.”

International 2007 engines will use cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and diesel particulate filters with active regeneration support.

Source: International (press release)