INDIANAPOLIS (March 5, 2014) – The International® TerraStar® 4x4 today was named Work Truck magazine’s 2014 Work Truck of the Year at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. Voted on by fleet managers, International TerraStar beat out competitive models including Ford F650/750, Freightliner M2 106, Hino 268A, Isuzu N Series, Kenworth T370 4x4, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van, Mitsubishi Fuso FE125, RAM 4500/5500 and RAM Promaster.
“We're thrilled the TerraStar has recently been recognized twice as Truck of the Year,” said Michael Cerilli, vice president of marketing, Navistar. “International Truck has long been recognized as a leader in the medium-duty Class 6/7 segment and it is truly an honor to now be recognized in the Class 5 segment with our TerraStar 4x4.”
Navistar swept the competition in January at the annual American Truck Dealers (ATD) Convention and Exposition in New Orleans with the International® ProStar® with Cummins ISX15 engine with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) named 2014 Heavy-Duty Commercial Truck of the Year and the International® TerraStar® 4x4 named 2014 Medium-Duty Commercial Truck of the Year.
International® TerraStar® 4x4: Work Truck Magazine 2014 Work Truck of the Year
The TerraStar 4x4 gives work truck buyers a wide range of commercial duty features while sharing the same rugged, durable and hardworking DNA as the medium-duty International® DuraStar®. Designed to last twice as long as competitive models, the TerraStar 4x4 offers high strength frame rails at 80,000 PSI and includes a severe service transfer case from Fabco, a leader in all-wheel drive transfer cases and steer-drive axles for medium and heavy-duty vehicles. Due to the uniquely robust design of Fabco’s gear-driven TC-28 transfer case, TerraStar 4x4 owners will have vehicle capabilities exceeding other Class 4 and 5 truck offerings in the market.
Powered by the 300 horsepower, 660 lb.-ft. torque 6.4 liter MaxxForce® 7 engine, the compacted graphite iron (CGI) engine block provides added strength, while a commercial-duty Allison® Optimized 1000 Series transmission optimizes power output.
The TerraStar features the International Diamond Logic® electrical system, one of the most advanced electrical multiplexing architectures available in commercial trucks. Diamond Logic maximizes ease of body integration and helps deliver a number of smart, customizable features for added convenience and safety—such as automated pre-trip inspections, headlights on with wipers, interlocks, programmable switches and more depending on the application.
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce® brand diesel engines, IC Bus™ brand school and commercial buses. The company also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com/newsroom.
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