INDIANAPOLIS, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- At a press event today at the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Work Truck Show, Navistar showcased its production-ready International ® TerraStar ® 4x4 commercial truck—one of the company's newest additions to its comprehensive Class 5-8 product portfolio.
Launched in 2010 in a 4x2 configuration, the International TerraStar took center stage giving work truck buyers an exciting new product with a wide range of commercial duty features not offered in other trucks. Now, the 4x4 enables International Truck to capitalize on the other half of the market, so TerraStar is poised to win over an even broader range of customers.
"The TerraStar is the smaller sibling to the DuraStar, the best selling medium duty model throughout the past two decades, leveraging the same platform and commercial grade components," said Jack Allen, Navistar's president, North American Truck and Parts. "The TerraStar shares the same rugged, durable and hardworking DNA, making it in a class unto itself. The TerraStar 4x4 will deliver additional commercial duty capability for a wide range of customer needs, including construction, utility, landscape, and other off-highway applications."TerraStar Features At the heart of the TerraStar 4x4 is its 300 horsepower, 6.8-liter V-8 engine, delivering 660 lb.-ft. torque. This engine features a compacted graphite iron (CGI) block which offers high strength without added weight. With 38 percent more visibility and 30 percent more cab interior space than the competition, the TerraStar also offers outstanding maneuverability in even the tightest work environments. In addition, the commercial grade TerraStar cab, available in extended cab or crew cab configurations, is designed to be more durable than the competition and is constructed with double-sided, galvanized high-strength steel protected by a 5-step professional grade coating process to resist corrosion.