Mahindra Navistar Engines
In 2007, we formed Mahindra Navistar Engines (MNEPL) through a joint venture with Navistar Inc, USA to produce diesel engines for medium and heavy commercial vehicles in India. Navistar Inc is North America’s largest integrated truck and engine manufacturer and the technology leader in emissions control. Our partnership integrates the best of their expertise with ours to bring India better, tougher, and cleaner engines.
Our plant at Chakan has an installed capacity of 45,000 engines per year. We’ve already localized 70 percent of our engine components through 42 vendors. Our engines are extensively validated for over 18,000 hours. We’ve tested them for 1.5 million km under different geographic conditions to make sure they will deliver the best performance for both on and off highway applications.
Our first engine, the six cylinder, 207 HP Maxxforce engine, is already powering 25 and 49 ton Mahindra Navistar trucks on long distance hauls. The Maxxforce platform ranges from 180 HP to 310 HP and is available in both mechanical and electronic variants. The electronic common-rail Generation 3 version is the most advanced engine available on Indian roads.
MNEPL is poised to grow to market leadership over the next few years. Through exceptional dedication to quality and knowledge of the Indian market, we are committed to developing a robust engine business that will improve truck performance—and prosperity—for many Indian businesses.