Kohler offers engines for upto 1 ton payload for CVs

Kohler offers engines for upto 1 ton payload for CVs

JANUARY 13, 2012

The Auto Expo isnt only about sexy cars and exotic bikes but also about the core of the industry – parts, spares, accessories and companies like Kohler Engines. The company, at the 2012 Auto Expo in New Delhi, showcased the 2012 version of KD441 engine with improved power, torque and fuel efficiency among other products.

Mr. Sudipto Mukherjee, GM Marketing – Kohler Engines Division of India said, “I take immense pride to announce that Kohler Engines Division in India has successful achieved BS-IV emission norms with the single cylinder air cooled mechanical engine – KD441 in the Indian Automotive Market, the first of its kind in the world to fulfill Stage-IV norms. The trials for the same are going on vehicles of few leading Indian automakers and the certification formalities will be completed in due course. Kohler Engines is now ready to offer engines for 700-800kg and 900-1,000kg payload 4-wheel commercial diesel vehicles – Mechanical engines for BS-III and Common Rail versions of same engines for BS-IV.”

The company offers a complete range of engines upto 1.0 Ton payload.  It is now the leader in India for engines for 500kg payload 4-wheel commercial diesel vehicles plying on the Indian roads. The vehicles powered by KOHLER’s KD441 engine in this category are Mahindra & Mahindra’s GiO, which comes in both goods & passenger carrier variants; and Piaggio’s Ape Mini (Goods). KOHLER’s KD441 is a Single cylinder, 441cc, air cooled, direct injection, 9.2 HP / 6.8kW engine, with robust performance and a fuel efficiency of 27+ kmpl.

Kohler also exhibited a range of engines for “last mile connectivity” vehicles. The engines are available in Diesel, Petrol and CNG variants for both 3 & 4-wheelers. The engines are manufactured at the world-class manufacturing facility at Aurangabad (Maharashtra), to support the Automotive OEMs for all new vehicle projects.

KDW 702 (2-cyl, 686cc, water cooled) 12.5kW engine from the KOHLER engine range has been selected as the optimum solution for BS-III emission compliance providing the right balance between power and fuel efficiency for 700-800kg payload vehicle category. Common rail version of the same engine will provide 15.0kW power and meet BS-IV emission compliance. KDW 1003 (3-cyl, 1028cc, water cooled) 20.0kW engine from the KOHLER engine range has been selected as the optimum solution for BS-III emission compliance providing the right balance between power and fuel efficiency for 900-1,000kg payload vehicle category. Common rail version of the same engine will provide 22.0kW power and meet BS-IV emission compliance. Also, the same engine can be manufactured with vertical or tilted options, as desired by OEMs for appropriate packaging in their vehicles. KOHLER is can also adding Turbo Charger to these engines to increase power & torque, if required for any vehicle project.

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