Western Star Offers Cummins ISX15 for North American Customers

The Cummins ISX15 now features EPA 2010 SCR technology

Fort Mill, S.C. – Western Star Trucks Sales, Inc., today announced the availability of the Cummins ISX15 EPA 2010 engine for the North American market. Combined with Detroit Diesel’s powertrain options, the Cummins ISX15 completes a full line of engine solutions that meet the demand for Western Star customers.

The Cummins ISX15 features 400 to 600 hp and 1450 to 2050 lb – ft of torque, resulting in excellent power and performance that will benefit a variety of Western Star vocational and on-highway applications.

”Western Star customers face some of the toughest demands on the road and off, and we’re pleased that we can offer a wide variety of engine solutions that match the durability and reliability of their Western Star trucks,” said Mike Jackson, general manager for Western Star. “The Cummins ISX15 offers the same proven technology that our customers have come to expect.”

Added Jackson, “We know that many of our customers in construction and other applications prefer the Cummins engine. This engine is a perfect complement to our Detroit Diesel engine offering, giving our customers the best choice in powertrain options. “

Built for exceptional dependability and long-range durability, the ISX15 features one of the lowest operating costs in its class. The engine’s XPI common-rail fuel system delivers a precise quantity of fuel at ultra-high pressures. When combined with the reduced restriction of the air-handling system, the new EPA 2010 version of the Cummins ISX15 will provide up to a 5 percent improvement in fuel economy.

And similar to its Detroit Diesel counterparts, the Cummins ISX15 is ready to meet EPA 2010 engine regulations with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR). SCR has proven to be an effective means to reduce NOx emissions. The Cummins SCR technology also uses diesel exhaust fluid to achieve NOx emissions at near-zero levels.

Western Star customers will also benefit from the extensive Cummins support network, which has approximately 3,500 service locations across North America.

The Cummins ISX15 will be available to order now, with production in March 2010 for ratings less than 500 hp, and July 2010 for ratings more than 500 hp.

For more information, and to find a local dealer, visit www.WesternStar.com or call 866-850-STAR (7827).

Western Star Trucks Sales, Inc., headquartered in Fort Mill S.C., produces heavy-duty custom trucks for long-haul and vocational applications. Western Star is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 4-8 vehicles and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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