Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) and its joint venture partner Navistar Truck Group of the U.S. on Monday unveiled the world renowned, technologically advanced MaxxForce 7.2 diesel engine. The launch is a culmination of the joint venture which came about to make engines and trucks in India.
MaxxForce 7.2 diesel engine, the most modern engine in its class, will power Mahindra Navistar’s new range of medium and heavy commercial vehicle trucks and buses which will be introduced in the Indian market in the coming months.
The engines will be manufactured at Chakan in Maharashtra which will be spread across 23 acres and is equipped for serial production of medium speed diesel engines. “The MaxxForce 7.2 engine is known the world over as a high performance, reliable and fuel efficient engine and it is now all set to redefine the medium and heavy commercial vehicle segment in India.
The engine has been designed for rugged operating environments and modified substantially for Indian truck requirements which will make it the driving force behind our forthcoming range of medium and heavy commercial vehicle Trucks. M&M has always been at the forefront of technological innovation and by partnering with Navistar Inc., the world leader in diesel engine technology, we are well positioned to revolutionise the trucking business in India,” said Mahindra and Mahindra President (Automotive Sector) Pawan Goenka.
In 2005, Mahindra & Mahindra and International Truck and Engine Corporation — the operating company of Navistar — entered into a joint venture to manufacture light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles for India as well as export markets.