INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Navistar announced at the Work Truck Show today that its International TerraStar 4x4 commercial truck is now production-ready.
The truck was first launched in 2010 in a 4x2 configuration. It’s a Class 4/5 vehicle, powered by a 300 hp, 6.8-litre V8 engine with 660 lb-ft of torque.
“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.”
Navistar says the TerraStar has 38% greater visibility and 30% more cab interior space than competitive models.
The company claims it is designed to last twice as long as vehicles from the pick-up truck platforms, thanks in part to huck-bolted cross-members and a commercial-duty Allison Optimized 1000 Series transmission and a gear-driven transfer case.