13-liters take the lead

Volvo and Mack say that for the first time, 13-liter engines have become the number one choice of U.S. Class 8 truck customers, based on year-to-date July U.S. Class 8 R.L. Polk current engine registrations, and that no one sells more 13-liter engines – or 11-liter engines – in the United States than the Volvo Group,.

“This success of our engines in North America reflects the strength of the Volvo Group and our globally proven technology,” says Ron Huibers, Volvo Trucks senior vice president of sales and marketing. “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 lb-ft of torque, customers get all the power and efficiency they need without unnecessary costs.”

“We’re seeing a shift in the market to less than 15-liter engines as customers increasingly focus on operational efficiency,” adds Kevin Flaherty, Mack senior vice president–U.S. and Canada. “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.”