WARRENVILLE, Ill. – The International LoneStar is the latest Class 8 truck to receive EPA SmartWay certification.
Navistar claims its International LoneStar is the first classic-styled Class 8 truck to receive the designation. SmartWay is a voluntary program that encourages the adoption of environmentally-friendly equipment and strategies.
To qualify as a SmartWay-approved vehicle, a truck must meet a number of criteria set by the EPA. Some of the design characteristics of the LoneStar which have helped it achieve its SmartWay certification include: a shaped bumper for improved aerodynamics; a hood that splits the air and sends most of it down the side of the truck; a windshield that is angled by five extra degrees compared to the International 9200; external air cleaners that are specially designed to minimize drag; and chassis skirts which integrate the fuel tank. In addition to aerodynamic improvements, a SmartWayapproved LoneStar will also be equipped with the MaxxPower APU and an EPA07 engine. Navistar is offering, for a limited time, a MAXXimum MPG version of the ProStar and LoneStar which optimizes fuel economy and includes a $1,000 customer incentive.
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