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Fiat's Iveco truck division unveils the 4 and 6litre engines, developed as part of the Italian group's European Engine Alliance with US diesel maker Cummins.
Iveco's press conference to launch the new Cargo 6 chassis range earlier this month made much of the company's co-operation with New Holland in the European Engine Alliance (EEA), but referred only obliquely to American partner, Cummins.
Answering journalists' questions, it became clear that the Italians now want to play down the structure of the alliance, which it first signed with Cummins in 1996. Only under insistent questioning was Iveco's vice president, Roberto Borsa, forced to mention the firm's American partner. Iveco is especially keen to draw a veil over the origins of its new engine range, the Cummins-manufactured 1 litre/cylinder B Series.
Cummins introduced its EEA-developed B Series derivative, known as the ISBe, at the UK truck show in Birmingham in …