New International LT Series boosts fuel economy 7%
LAS VEGAS, NV - International's new flagship line of Class 8 over-the-road trucks - the LT Series -- has been unveiled with a wide array of driver-friendly improvements in the cab, and the promise of "unrivaled fuel efficiency" overall. "The new International LT Series reflects our vision for the future of the trucking industry, with a host of advancements that support improved driver safety and productivity, as well as fuel efficiency and uptime," said Bill Kozek, Navistar's president - truck and parts. "This new vehicle reflects our strong belief that integrating the best technology will provide customers with a significant operating advantage." The LT Series will be offered as a day cab, in 56-inch low-roof and high-rise sleepers, and 73-inch high-rise and sky-rise sleepers. Options under the hood include the new 2017 Cummins X15 engine with ratings up to 500 horsepower in the Efficiency Series and up to 565 horsepower in the Performance Series. The truck can also be powered by the proprietary 2017 Navistar N13 engine, available in the spring, which produces up to 475 horsepower and 1,750 lb-ft of torque in a design that is 500 to 600 pounds lighter than other big bore engines.