Top 10 Diesel Engines in China

  China’s domestic diesel engines in popularity, although after not yet compared to foreign giants (Japan Yanmar, Isuzu, Cummins, etc.), but with the late development of China’s diesel technology, I believe that one day we can also see China’s best diesel engines enjoy international fame. The following for you to send the current domestic top ten diesel engine brands. (ranked in no particular order)

Top 1. Weichai


Founded in 1946, Weichai is one of the first batch of diesel engine manufacturers in China, and is currently one of the strongest comprehensive automotive and equipment manufacturing groups in China, as well as the only enterprise in China with five major business segments: complete vehicles and engines, powertrain, luxury yachts, auto parts and financial services at the same time. In 2021, Weichai diesel engine sales exceeded 420,000 units, taking the sales champion.

Top 2. Yuchai

yuchai diesel engine

Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Group Co., Ltd. was founded in 1951 and headquartered in Yulin, Guangxi, is the most complete and complete internal combustion engine manufacturing base in China with the most complete product spectrum. Until 2018, Yuchai released 14 full series of national six engines, taking the lead in the national six, will also Yuchai to high-end, to achieve an important opportunity for transformation and upgrading.

Top 3. Shanghai Diesel Engine (SDEC)

shanghai diesel engine

Shanghai Diesel Engine Company Limited, formerly known as Shanghai Diesel Engine Plant, was founded in 1947 and is a large national high-tech enterprise engaged in the development and manufacture of engines, components and generator sets, with a national technical center and post-doctoral workstation, international first-class automated production lines and quality management system of passenger car standards.

Top 4. FAWDE (Xichai)


Wuxi Diesel Engine Plant of FAW Jiefang Automobile Co., Ltd. is located in Wuxi City, Jiangsu Province, and is a wholly-owned enterprise under China First Automobile Group Corporation. Xichai has the leading independent research and development capability in China. It is the only enterprise in the diesel engine industry that has mastered many key core technologies such as VCU, GPS, EGR and engine brake, and is the first enterprise in China to successfully develop four-valve diesel engines, the first to successfully develop electronically controlled common rail diesel engines and the first to successfully develop and promote two-stage supercharged diesel engines.


SINOTRUK was founded in 1956 and is one of the first national enterprise technology centers in China. It has a testing laboratory accredited by the China National Accreditation Committee for Laboratories and has a full range of R&D and testing capabilities for complete vehicles, engines, parts and materials supply, as well as a variety of high precision and advanced equipment for processing, experimentation and testing, and the equipment for engine, complete vehicles, component vibration and strength testing have all reached the world advanced level.

Top 6. YTO (Dongfanghong)

yto diesel engine

Yituo (luoyang) diesel engine Co.,Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of China YTO Group, established in 1958. Specializing in the design and production of “YTO” brand multi-cylinder series diesel engines, the products cover three, four, six cylinders, displacement 2L-13L, power covers 18-450kW, with an annual output of 200,000 units of production capacity. It is a high-tech enterprise recognized by the Chinese and has passed ISO9001 quality system certification, and is “the most influential brand in China’s agricultural machinery industry” and “the leader in the internal combustion engine industry”.

Top 7. Quanchai


Quanchai diesel engine Co.,Ltd. is located in the historical city of East Anhui – Quanjiao, the company was founded in 1949, is a modern enterprise group integrating research and development, manufacturing, operation and investment, and is currently the largest four-cylinder diesel engine research and development and manufacturing enterprise in China. At present, the off-road diesel engine market has become an important market for Quanchai, and is growing rapidly in the off-road market such as construction machinery.

Top 8. Yunnei

yunnei diesel engine

Kunming Yunnai Power Co., Ltd. was established in 1999 with Yunnan Internal Combustion Engine Factory as the exclusive promoter. The company mainly produces 490 and 495 series diesel engines and natural gas engine products, and will build a national natural gas engine development base with the sub-center of National Gas Vehicle Engineering Technology Research Center as the platform.

Top 9. Xinchai


Zhejiang Xinchai Engine Co.,Ltd was established in 1958. Products cover N, D, K, E, B, H, F seven platforms, more than 100 models, more than 1300 variants of products to form a complete market supporting structure, power range covers 10 ~ 220PS, mainly used in industrial vehicles, construction machinery, agricultural machinery, small generator sets.

Top 10. Laidong

Laidong diesel engine was founded in 1943. The company has strong product development and manufacturing capabilities, with an annual production capacity of up to 300,000 units, and its main products are used in agricultural machinery, construction machinery and generator sets, corn harvesting machinery and other off-road host products.

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