China Yuchai International Limited announced today that trucks equipped with its YC6K12 diesel and YC6K13N liquid natural gas (LNG) engines won first place in their respective categories at the Seventh China International Truck Fuel Economy Competition held in Beijing.

The competition was hosted by China Automotive News, the China Automobile Technology and Research Center and China Dingyuan Automobile Testing Center.

The YC6K12 diesel and YC6K13N 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.

The YC6K13N engine has the highest torque power among similar-sized gas engines. By utilising lean-burn technology, it reduces average energy consumption by 25% compared with a diesel engine of comparable size and power. This 13-litre engine uses 0.8kg/tonnes of fuel per 100 km. It is compliant with Euro V emission standards.

Mr. Weng Ming Hoh, President of China Yuchai, commented, “These awards are an endorsement to the effectiveness of our R&D program to create market-leading engines to maintain our leadership in the world’s largest automotive market. Over the last two years, we have launched 20 new engines including a suite of natural gas and high horsepower engines. We continue to invest in R&D to continually introduce new and improved engines which will position us to increase our share across the different market segments.”

The competition was hosted by China Automotive News, the China Automobile Technology and Research Center and China Dingyuan Automobile Testing Center.