NEW CARLISLE, Ind., May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Navistar, Inc. today announced the opening of the Navistar Proving Grounds in New Carlisle, Indiana where the company will test its entire portfolio of products: Class 5-8 commercial trucks, school buses and military vehicles. Recently purchased from Robert Bosch LLC, the 668-acre site includes a three-mile paved and banked oval with several additional testing capabilities:
"The new Navistar Proving Grounds is a strategic addition to our product development operations and will play an important role in our mission to deliver industry-leading uptime for our customers," said Bill Kozek, president, Navistar Truck and Parts. "Beyond testing our latest vehicles and innovative technologies, we will also use the site as a customer center to showcase new products and give customers an opportunity to experience our vehicles firsthand."
Located about 90 miles from Navistar headquarters in Lisle, Ill., the close proximity of Navistar Proving Grounds in New Carlisle, Ind. will complement the company's validation center in Melrose Park, Ill., driving efficiencies and allowing test capabilities to be managed in-house by Navistar.
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, proprietary diesel engines, and IC Bus™ brand school and commercial buses. An affiliate also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com.
SOURCE Navistar International Corporation
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