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  1. General Motors News

    You what I think? Navistar has a good thing with their current relationship with VW's truck group, no question. But long term, if I was Navistar I would think about growing their relationship with GM to get access to this technology. It's equally applicable to commercial vehicles.
  2. Ford Trucks enters Egyptian market

    It's very interesting given that Ford Otosan is actively growing in Eastern Europe/Asia/North Africa but isn't in Western Europe or North America. I guess this may signify that Ford is at least considering bringing the Cargo back to North America, probably in the lighter medium duty GVW range. As for Brazil:
  3. Cummins readies next-gen, future commercial power

    Well, they got Navistar, at least for the near future. Personally, I would like to see International use the GM/Isuzu Duramax to replace the ISB 6.7 in everything up to class 6, and MAN for everything above that. Cummins ought to focus on export highway and industrial applications, just saying. I say this after my Insite has just treated me to a surprise update/renewal 'offer' in the middle of trying to diagnose a problem............. They will be in big trouble if they ever loose RAM!
  4. Cummins V903 Celebrates 50 Years in Service

    I think they were Cummins' answer to the 318 h.p. 8V-71. Flat torque curve, pull to 2,800 r.p.m., only needed a 5 speed transmission. They did have a very nice sound to them. 50 years in production, but not in any highway trucks since the early 80's. Cummins has had worse ideas.........
  5. Long-awaited gas giant

    Hello, Navistar........
  6. Navistar executives looking ahead

    Hmmm, MV's..... Wonder if there will be any surprises in store for their high volume medium duties other than the redesigned cab.
  7. Navistar, VW partnership off to ‘robust start’

    I am not convinced VW Truck will eventually take Navistar over, but I do see VW at some point divesting their truck operations. After that, possibly a merger, creating a very strong global truck manufacturer. Just a hunch on my part......
  8. H62X Global Ford Cargo Heavy Truck Emerges

    Impressive, but how long before Hackett sells off Ford's interest to fund domestic EV development? On the bright side I don't think such a sale would slow Ottosan down too much. You never know, it might open the door to a strategic alliance with a global truck manufacturer..............
  9. Hino to launch heavy trucks in North America

    Is Isuzu still coming out with a tandem for the U.S.? I would suspect if so that would be a cabover.
  10. Chevrolet to Offer Class 4/5 Silverados

    Last line in the first post: "The company is also developing a medium duty straight truck in a partnership with Navistar". Is that in addition to the 6500 XD Isuzu based LCF and the chevy/International class 4/5? I heard rumors that GM might partner with Navistar on the DuraStar replacement.
  11. Just the start: I think VW needs to do this more than Daimler does, but the reasoning is sound in both cases.
  12. Isn't that interesting? They are already in class 4 and 5 with Ram, currently the sales leader in that market. Does mean mean Cummins is looking or has found another class 4/5 customer for their engines? And does that refer to the B6.7L or the new 5L V-8? This article asks more questions than it answers!
  13. Interesting little tandem, and it looks like the lighter versions have independent front suspension.
  14. Like to see a gasoline option in the Chevy 6500XD cabover.
  15. Together we are stronger