LISLE, Ill. (March 6, 2014) Navistar, Inc. today announced it continues to invest in its severe service and medium-duty product lines by expanding vehicle enhancements and powertrain choices on International® brand vocational truck models. In addition, the company will add selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emissions technology to its high horsepower mid-range engines starting this summer.
The company’s medium-duty SCR transition began in September 2013 with the International® DuraStar® and the Cummins ISB 6.7 liter engine. MaxxForce® 9 and MaxxForce® 10 engines with SCR will be available exclusively on the International DuraStar and International® WorkStar® vehicles.
“Our medium-duty transition to SCR started strong with our DuraStar with Cummins ISB6.7 and we have high expectations for this chassis/engine combination as we see the construction market continue to rebound,” said Bill Kozek, President, North America Truck and Parts, Navistar. “We also know a number of our customers require more horsepower and torque and we’re pleased to offer these customers an expanded engine choice by adding SCR to our 9-liter and 10-liter engines.”
The International® TerraStar®, 2014 ATD Medium-Duty Truck of the Year, will also be offered with added enhancements. The Allison® Optimized 1000 Series transmission with an optional 6th speed is now available exclusively on the TerraStar. With the addition of the 6th speed, the close ratio, fully-automatic transmission offers improved fuel economy, lower engine noise and optimized performance. The TerraStar also features a refined front suspension with a redesigned front spring and bumper. The suspension offers a smoother ride especially when driving over rough terrain.
All International® vocational trucks also feature the International Diamond Logic® electrical system, a customizable truck computer module that integrates communication between the truck and exterior equipment like plows, dumps and spreaders. Navistar announced earlier this week that it now offers new Diamond Logic feature bundles for the vocational market to help customers quickly identify the most widely used controls and then customize to their needs.
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce® brand diesel engines and IC Bus™ brand school and commercial buses. A subsidiary of 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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