) recently announced the introduction of the G Series platform, a
global heavy-duty engine platform. It features an in-line six
cylinder engine and will be available in 10.5 and 11.8 liter
displacements. The G Series platform is expected to meet the
global market demands and emission standards both on- and
The G Series will be produced in Beijing Foton Cummins Engine
Company from the first half of 2014. Cummins has used the latest
technologies to provide exceptional performance and reduce costs
for its customers. The company has used its expertise and market
knowledge to design the engine platform for various markets
across the world.
The initial G Series engines will run on diesel. It reduces a
vehicle's engineering requirements and reduces its weight; thus
increasing the power-to-weight ratio. The G Series engine weighs
1900 pounds, or 862 kg. However, the light weight doesn't
compromise the structural strength of the engine.
In the on-highway markets, the G Series heavy duty engine
platform will be launched as the Cummins ISG11 and Cummins ISG12.
With power range from 290 to 512 horsepower (213 to 382 kW), the
engine will abide by the emissions requirements in various
countries across the globe while simultaneously providing fuel
The engines abide by the Euro III, Euro IV, and China NS4
emission requirements. Cummins also said that it is also
developing engines that will meet the requirements of Euro V,
Euro VI and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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With all these features, Cummins ISG11 and ISG12 are the best
solutions for heavy-duty trucks in long-haul, regional haul and
vocational service, as well as buses, motor coaches, fire trucks,
and recreational vehicles.
Cummins is a leading worldwide designer, manufacturer and
distributor of diesel and natural gas engines, electric power
generation systems, and engine-related components, fuel systems,
controls and air handling systems. Currently, Cummins retains a
Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
Recently, Cummins's 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine found it was way
Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.
) next-generation full-size Titan pickup truck. Columbus Engine
Plant (CEP) of Cummins is being developed to produce the said
engine, which is being integrated into Titan as part of a
partnership between Cummins and the automaker. The partnership
promises mutual benefit. While Cummins is expanding its business,
Nissan is expected to win a larger customer base.
Other stocks that are performing well in the industry include
American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc.
). Both are Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stocks.