Cummins ISX15, Still Growing and Evolving After 18 Years of Service [Video]

July 2016, - WebXclusive

by Jim Park, Equipment Editor - Also by this author

SHARING TOOLS        | Print Subscribe
Photo: Jim Park
Photo: Jim Park

As engine platforms go, Cummins' ISX has to be considered slightly remarkable. It was introduced in 1998, although the program that brought the engine to life began in 1994.

It survived the transition to EGR and then to SCR aftertreatment -- while several other engines did not — and it's still very much alive and kicking today.

We spent a day in February test-driving a couple of production-intent versions of the 2017 X15 — and a current, 2016 ISX15 engine for comparison.

In Part 1 of our three-part Focus On... video series, we highlight some of the current features of the 2016 engine, those included in the Adept Technology Suite. Cummins will be building upon these features and others with the mid-July launch of the 2017 version of the engine. We'll have a full rundown of that in Part 2 of the series. Stay tuned.

In the meantime, check out what this nearly 20-year-old engine platform is capable of, and know that what's around the corner in 2017 is even more impressive. I know. I've already driven one.   

Comment On This Story

Comment: (Maximum 2000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.


We offer e-newsletters that deliver targeted news and information for the entire fleet industry.


ELDs and Telematics

sponsored by
sponsor logo

Scott Sutarik from Geotab will answer your questions and challenges

View All

Sleeper Cab Power

Steve Carlson from Xantrex will answer your questions and challenges

View All