Mack says no to Volvo engines


Future Mack trucks will not lift complete drivelines from stablemate Volvo, according to company chief executive

By Gary Worrall

Future Mack trucks will retain their individual character, rather than lifting complete drivelines from stablemate Volvo, says Mack Trucks Inc President and CEO Deny Slagle.

Taking time out from a flying visit to Australia, Slagle and Ron Huiber, Senior Vice President for International Operations, took time out to speak to ATN in a wide ranging interview, covering everything from retaining the ‘Mack-ness’ of the product range to future growth opportunities.

When asked if future Macks might contain a badge-engineered Volvo engine and transmission to provide both big power outputs as well as improved emission controls, Slagle says Mack will stay with its MP8 engine range.

While he acknowledges the benefits of using Volvo’s data base on engine design, Slagle says the MP8 will continue to be built to Mack specifications, although it will incorporate some Volvo-sourced technologies like SCR, which is set be debut in 2010.

For the full interview, see the May edition of ATN magazine.

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