Navistar has unveiled the International TerraStar 4x4 commercial truck. Launched last year with a 4x2 powertrain standard, the new 4x4 option is poised to win over an even broader range of customers with more severe demands, according to the company.
The TerraStar 4x4 variant will deliver additional commercial duty capability for a wide range of customer needs, including construction, utility, landscape and other off-highway applications, the company said.
Since its introduction in March 2010 and production launch in October 2010, the International TerraStar has generated significant interest from work truck buyers. To date, the company has received more than 2,000 orders, the truck maker noted.
At the heart of the new International TerraStar is its 300 HP, 6.4-liter MaxxForce 7 V-8 engine, delivering 660 ft./lbs. of torque. This engine features a compacted graphite iron (CGI) block, which offers high strength without added weight. The TerraStar features MaxxForce Advanced EGR emissions technology, ensuring customers won’t have the worry or inconvenience of finding or filling liquid urea. And, with no added aftertreatment equipment, the TerraStar provides a clean and clear chassis for easy body and equipment mounting, not to mention less added weight, the company noted.
The TerraStar features a commercial-duty truck cab, which the trucker is also available with optional extended cab or crew cab configurations. An appearance package is also available with chrome grille and headlight bezel, as well as painted modesty panel and fender extension. The TerraStar also delivers unmatched serviceability with a commercial style tilt-away hood that offers unobstructed access to the engine compartment, making routine and scheduled maintenance quick and easy.
In addition, the International TerraStar features the International Diamond Logic electrical system, which 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.
The MaxxForce 7 is matched with a commercial-duty Allison Optimized 1000 Series transmission to optimize its power output, according to the company. The Allison Optimized transmission package delivers a winning combination of power, performance, reliability and fuel economy, with an industry leading 5-year unlimited mile warranty. The International TerraStar’s exclusive Allison Optimized 1000 Series close ratio, fully automatic transmission features: shift energy management, load-based shift scheduling; prognostics; automatic “neutral”; specific “input/output” packages; and a 5-year unlimited mile warranty including 100% parts and labor, along with towing to nearest authorized Allison distributor or dealer.
Navistar International Corp.