China Yuchai International Limited’s “K-Gold” model C&C truck equipped with the YC6K1340N liquid natural gas (LNG) engine has won the “Fuel Efficient Heavy-Duty Truck of the Year 2014” at China’s largest annual commercial vehicle (“CV”) event. Mr. Weng Ming Hoh, President of China Yuchai, commented, “We are pleased that our YC6K13N engine has, once again been recognized as the leader in fuel conservation, emissions control and high performance in its engine category.”
“We continue to invest in research and development to improve our broad portfolio of engines to offer customers advanced solutions in performance, durability, fuel conservation and emissions control. We are committed to being a leader in engine technology in China,” Mr. Hoh added.
The “2014 Commercial Vehicles of the Year” competition was hosted in Beijing by Commercial Motor World Magazine, the leading CV magazine. The event was co-hosted by the Research Institute of Highway Ministry of Transport, the China Automotive Technology & Research Center (CATARC), the Beijing Institute of Technology, and Tongji, Chang’An and Beihang Universities. Competitors included FAW Jiefang, Sinotruk, Auman Truck, SAIC-IVECO Hongyan and others.
The YC6K13N series of engines are produced by Y&C Engine Co., Ltd. (Y&C). Y&C is a joint venture of China Yuchai’s main operating subsidiary, Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company Limited with Shenzhen City Jiusi Investment Management Co., Ltd. and Jirui United Heavy Industry Co., Ltd, a company jointly established by China International Marine Containers Group Ltd. and Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
According to the press release, the YC6K1340N engine has the largest displacement and highest torque power among comparable natural gas engines in China. By utilizing lean-burn technology, it reduces average energy consumption by approximately 25% compared with diesel engines of similar size and power. The model YC6K1340N is the only engine in China that utilizes the JACOBS in-cylinder brake technology, and has LNG braking power up to 17Kw/L.
(Source: China Yuchai)