LAS VEGAS, Nev. — International Truck will today debut its new HX Series Class 8 vocational truck models.
The launch marks the company’s re-entry into the construction and concrete markets, rounding out its severe-service line-up. The HX Series, to be launched in Las Vegas in conjunction with World of Concrete, will replace the long-running International PayStar.
It marks the first all-new vehicle introduced by the truck maker since 2010.
“The launch of the HX Series is an opportunity for International to recapture a leading position in the vocational market – a segment we previously led,” said Troy Clarke, president and CEO, Navistar. “The launch of the HX Series underscores our commitment to innovation, our dedication to uptime and our position as a leader within the industry.”
“The design of our new HX Series is based on in-depth discussions with leading users of severe service applications,” added Bill Kozek, president, Truck and Parts, Navistar. “Each of the four models in the series has been engineered to deliver unmatched performance for the most punishing jobs, while making operators more productive.”
The HX-series trucks are already available for order in three models. A fourth will be unveiled at Newcom Business Media’s Truck World show in Toronto this April. Introduced today were: The HX515, a 115-inch BBC set-forward axle straight truck for mixer, dump, refuse/roll-off and crane applications; The HX615, a 115-inch BBC set-back axle truck or tractor for construction dump, mixer, platform stake/crane and refuse/roll-off applications; and the HX620, a 120-inch BBC set-back axle truck or tractor for heavy-haul, construction dump and platform stake/crane applications.
The remaining truck in the lineup, the HX520, will be a 120-inch BBC set-forward axle truck or tractor for heavy-haul tractor, construction dump and platform stake/crane applications.
The HX515 and HX615 will be powered by Navistar’s N13 engine while the HX520 ad HX620 will offer the Cummins ISX15.
“The HX Series combines aggressive styling, unstoppable capability and driver-centric features to appeal to vocational truck owners in a whole new way,” said Denny Mooney, senior vice-president, Global Product Development, Navistar, Inc. “All you need to do is get behind the wheel of this truck and you will see that this is a major step forward in design, all with the driver in mind.”
Truck News is in Las Vegas for World of Concrete and the launch of the HX-series trucks. They will be officially unveiled and made available for test drives later today.
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