Navistar, Inc. has announced that it has started customer shipments of its first International DuraStar vehicles with the Cummins ISB 6.7-liter engine. The first units were released from the company’s Escobedo, Mexico assembly plant in December 2013.
“The addition of the ISB to our portfolio in early September was the driving factor in achieving, just weeks later, our best Class 6/7 order month in two years,” said Bill Kozek, Navistar president, North America Truck and Parts.
The DuraStar is available with the broadest array of specifications in the medium-duty industry and the addition of the Cummins ISB 6.7-liter engine now expands Navistar’s product reach to a wider audience. The DuraStar is also available with the MaxxForce 7, MaxxForce DT and MaxxForce 9 – in many horsepower and torque ranges.
The DuraStar provides a swept back front windshield for improved visibility, a 50 degree wheel cut offering a tight turning radius and a roomy cab for driver comfort. The vehicle also comes standard with Diamond Logicelectronic control system, one of the most advanced electrical multiplexing architectures available in commercial trucks. Diamond Logic maximizes ease of body integration and helps deliver a number of smart, customizable features for added convenience and safety.