HANNOVER, Germany, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meritor® (NYSE:MTOR) will demonstrate its versatile new 10X drive axle, which is meeting demand for reliability and longer life across multiple applications in emerging markets at the 65th IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014 show Sept. 25-Oct. 2 in Hannover, Germany.
Engineered initially for the light commercial vehicle segment in India, the 10X is built for higher payload capacity, fuel efficiency and strength to accommodate road conditions for challenging terrains. The fully dressed axle provides OEMs with a single drivetrain solution for the light-duty market and will also be launched in South America.
"Our customers require axles that are lighter and more compact for evolving road conditions," said Joe ElBehairy, vice president, Engineering, Quality and Product Strategy for Meritor. "We designed the 10X for improved mobility and long life across a wide application range."
Meritor's weight-optimized design and use of advanced materials gives the 10X a low weight that improves fuel efficiency and increases payload capacity. Ten available gear ratios further improve fuel economy. Best-in-class gear-cutting processes deliver longer gear life and increased reliability, and Meritor's Quiet Ride™ gearing improves the riding experience for bus and coach passengers. The 10X is ISO-certified for consistent quality.
The 10X is available with a front-drive variant, high-performance drum brakes and driver-controlled differential lock to improve performance.
Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers around the world. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of more than 9,000 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 18 countries. Common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For important information, visit the company's website at meritor.com.
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