At a July 6 investor webinar, Lisle, Ill.-based Navistar International Corp. announced that it will introduce its next generation clean engine solution, In-Cylinder Technology Plus (ICT+), to meet 2010 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions regulations, the global truck and engine builder stated in a release today (July 19) to RVBUSINESS.com.
That announcement provided an update on ongoing discussions with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resource Board (CARB) and outlined Navistar’s commitment to phasing in its new line of engines beginning in 2013, according to the release from Bill Schumacher, vice president of marketing for the company’s Monaco RV LLC subsidiary.
So, what does this mean for the company’s RV business?
“All MaxxForce RV engines in service and currently being built by Navistar are EPA-compliant today and will be compliant for the foreseeable future,” the company reports. “Navistar’s MaxxForce diesel engines deliver powerful, smooth and reliable operations proven not only in the RV industry but also in mission-critical military vehicles, over-the-road trucks, and school buses.
“The company’s ICT+ announcement has no immediate impact on its fully EPA-compliant MaxxForce 7 and MaxxForce 10 engines, which are used in Monaco and Holiday Rambler RVs,” the release continues. “The company’s RVs continue to set Monaco and Holiday Rambler apart with unique aerodynamic styling, advanced cockpit ergonomics, and fully integrated development and manufacturing of the Roadmaster chassis, MaxxForce engine and house. Longer-term, the ICT+ solution puts Navistar on the path to delivering the world’s cleanest and most fuel efficient diesel engine.”