13-liter engines gaining popularity

VolvoFor the first time, 13-liter engines have become the number one choice of U.S. Class 8 truck customers, and no one sells more 13-liter or 11-liter engines in the U.S. than the Volvo Group, the company says.

According to R.L. Polk registrations of current manufacturers for 2011 year to date numbers through July, Volvo claims it is the top manufacturer of 13-liter and 11-liter engines.

“This success of our engines in North America reflects the strength of the Volvo Group and our globally proven technology,” says Ron Huibers, Volvo Trucks senior vice president, sales and marketing. “Volvo’s fully integrated engines and I-Shift transmission work in concert to maximize performance, driving Volvo Trucks’ industry leadership in fuel efficiency.

“The recently released Volvo XE13 package is the latest example of our commitment to innovative powertrain solutions.  With our Volvo 13- liter D13 engines, delivering up to 500 hp and 1750 lbs.-ft. of torque, customers get all the power and efficiency they need without unnecessary costs.”

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