Nissan increases the momentum for diesel engines in North American light duty pick-up trucks

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| Source: SinterCast AB


  * Nissan announces diesel engine for next generation Titan pick-up
  * Cummins 5.0L V8 turbodiesel to provide class-leading performance
  * SinterCast-CGI cylinder block produced at the Tupy foundry in Brazil


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                            Compacted Graphite Iron              Cummins 5.0L V8
                             Nissan Titan

[Stockholm,  29 August 2013] -  With the  announcement of  a 5.0 litre V8 diesel
engine  for the  next generation  Nissan Titan,  the high  volume North American
pick-up  truck market has taken another  significant step toward diesel engines.
 The  Nissan announcement follows Chrysler's  announcement in February 2013 of a
3.0 litre  V6 diesel  engine in  the model  year 2014 Ram 1500 pick-up.  The Ram
1500 diesel  will be available in US  dealer showrooms during the fourth quarter
of  2013.  The  Nissan  diesel  will  be  available  with the launch of the next
generation  Titan, anticipated  during 2014.  Both  the Chrysler  and the Nissan
diesel offerings are based on SinterCast-CGI cylinder blocks.

The  5.0 litre V8 turbodiesel  will be supplied  by Cummins, one  of the world's
largest  and most  respected diesel  engine manufacturers.   With more than 300
horsepower (225 kilowatts) and approximately 550 pound-feet (750 N-m) of torque,
the  5.0 litre V8 diesel will provide  approximately 25% more pulling power than
the   current  petrol-engined  light  duty  pick-ups  in  the  US  market.   The
SinterCast-CGI cylinder block used in the Cummins diesel is produced at the Tupy
foundry in Brazil.  Cummins has also indicated that the engine will be available
in  other applications  such as  recreational vehicles  and commercial vehicles,
providing opportunities for increased production volumes.

"Better  fuel economy,  higher torque,  increased driving  range and lower total
cost  of ownership make diesels ideally suited  to light duty pick-up trucks and
the  North  American  driving  mode"  said  Dr  Steve Dawson, President & CEO of
SinterCast.   "With approximately 50% of the US market share being held by pick-
ups,  SUV's  and  crossovers,  the  increased  use of diesel engines provides an
important  contribution  toward  helping  OEMs  meet  the  continual increase in
Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFÉ), as the standard increases from 27.5 miles
per gallon (8.6 litres/100km) in 2010 to 54.5 mpg (4.3 litres/100 km) in 2025."

 Dr Steve Dawson

 President & CEO

 Tel:    +46 8 660 7750

 e-mail: steve.dawson@sintercast.com


SinterCast is the world's leading supplier of process control technology for the
reliable  high volume production of Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI). With at least
75% higher  tensile strength, 45% higher stiffness  and approximately double the
fatigue strength of conventional grey cast iron and aluminium, CGI allows engine
designers  to improve  performance, fuel  economy and  durability while reducing
engine  weight, noise and  emissions. The SinterCast  technology is used for the
production  of more than 50 CGI components,  ranging from 2 kg to 17 tonnes, all
using  the same proven process control technology.  The end-users of SinterCast-
CGI  components include Allen Diesels,  Aston Martin, Audi, Cameron Compression,
Caterpillar,   Chrysler,   DAF   Trucks,  Ford,  Ford-Otosan,  General  Electric
Transportation Systems, General Motors, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Lancia, Land
Rover,  MAN, Maserati,  Navistar, Porsche,  PSA Peugeot-Citroën, Renault-Nissan,
Scania, Toyota, VM Motori, Volkswagen, Volvo and Waukesha Engine. The SinterCast
share  is  quoted  on  the  Small  Cap  segment of the NASDAQ OMX stock exchange
(Stockholmsbörsen: SINT). For more information: www.sintercast.com
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