Penske Power Systems will showcase its DD15 platform at this week’s Brisbane Truck Show with a cutaway engine allowing visitors to see inside the brand’s hero power plant.

An array of Series 60 and DD15 componentry will also be on display demonstrating the evolution of engine design which has resulted in the outstanding reliability now evident in Detroit’s heavy duty engine platform.

According to director of on-highway at Penske Power Systems, Sean McLean, the show allows the brand to demonstrate its capabilities.

“The Brisbane Truck Show is an important opportunity to connect with customers and demonstrate the benefits that Detroit can offer owner drivers and fleets,” McLean said.

“We know that the evolving Detroit engines offer the best in heavy duty diesel engine technology yielding exceptional reliability for customers and with 33 per cent longer engine life on average until overhaul is required and no midlife engine change outs, Detroit offers favourably low whole‐of‐life costs.”

Penske Power Systems has also flown out assembly quality coordinator Pam Esshaki from the Detroit factory.

“As the Brisbane Truck Show is an important conduit for reaching customers, we will have our on highway product support team present, as well as Pam Esshaki from Detroit in the USA,” McLean added.

While Penske Power Systems will have a presence at the show and rates it as an important way of reaching customers, Penske’s truck brands MAN and Western Star will be missing from the show with the only major truck brands omitted from the exhibitors list.