Cummins and Isuzu tie the knot
Cummins Inc and Isuzu Motors Limited have confirmed agreement for a global mid-range diesel powertrain and advanced engineering collaboration, marking another step forward in the Isuzu Cummins Powertrain Partnership (ICPP) that was formed in 2019.
“We are pleased to take another step forward in the partnership, by powering Isuzu vehicles with Cummins engines in global markets,” said Tom Linebarger, chairman and CEO, Cummins Inc.
“We will accelerate holistic collaboration in joint research for advanced engineering capabilities and further developments in advanced diesel technologies to deliver optimum trucks and powertrains to customers all over the world,” said Masanori Katayama, president and representative director, Isuzu Motors Limited.
Under this agreement, Cummins will develop Isuzu mid-range B6.7 diesel engines for use in medium-sized trucks that comply with Japan’s emission regulations. The engines for trucks built in Japan will be assembled at Isuzu’s plant in Tochigi, Japan.
Isuzu chassis powered by Cummins B6.7 diesel engines will be introduced in North America later in 2021 and in Japan, Southeast Asia and other regions at a later date.
Isuzu and Cummins also entered into an Advanced Technology Agreement, to conduct joint research for various powertrain technologies using the companies’ respective advanced engineering capabilities. Both companies are committed to further enhance efficiency and emissions capability of their advanced diesel products.
As part of the path to carbon neutrality, Isuzu and Cummins have expanded the partnership discussions to include new power sources, including electrical powertrain technologies.
Cummins and Isuzu continue to innovate and advance the future power sources for commercial vehicles in terms of power, quality, reliability, emissions and fuel efficiency. Together, the companies believe there may be further opportunities to benefit from each other’s unique strengths by harnessing each other’s products and technology to drive global growth.