International trucks with a MaxxForce 11, 13 or 15 under the hood will cost $8,000 more in 2010 thanks to the new emission standards.
Jim Hebe, senior vice president of North American sales operations for Navistar, announced the price increase on a conference call to trade media Tuesday afternoon.
Hebe said the additional cost would be offset by lower operating costs and fuel efficiency of the company’s EGR engines. He also said since the MaxxForce engines won’t use diesel exhaust fluid, that will cut back on operating costs as well.
Both Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks had previously announced that their diesel trucks equipped with engines that meet the EPA’s 2010 standards will come with a $9,600 surcharge.