Cummins announces new truck partnership with Isuzu

Columbus-based diesel engine manufacturer Cummins is announcing this morning an agreement with Isuzu for production of a global mid-range diesel powertrain for Isuzu trucks and an advanced engineering collaboration.

The companies are reporting that Cummins will be providing Isuzu with mid-range B6.7 engines for use in medium-size trucks. Cummins and Isuzu will be working together to integrate the engine with Isuzus chassis and to meet Japans emission regulations. The Cummins-powered Isuzu trucks will be coming to North America later this year and in the future will be sold in Japan, Southeast Asia and other regions.

The B6.7 mid-range engines have been produced historically at the Cummins Mid-range Engine Plant in Columbus. Under the agreement announced today, the engines for trucks built in Japan will be assembled at Isuzus plant located in Tochigi, Japan.

The companies formed the Isuzu Cummins Powertrain Partnership in May of 2019. Isuzu and Cummins have recently expanded the partnership discussions to include new power sources, including electrical powertrain technologies. That is part of a push to become carbon neutral.

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