What is happening: Navistar have launched a new line of Class 4-5 trucks with flexible body options.
The truck: It feature’s International’s 6.6 litre 350HP engine with 700lbs.-ft of torque. There are two Allison transmission options. It can handle a max GCWR of 37,500 lbs. It can be fitted with a wide range of commercial body configurations. It also has a dual battery box, multiple tank options, optional exhaust outlets, and many wheelbase options. A forward tilting hood, gear-driven transfer case, strong low-alloy steel frame rail, and a painted chassis are also features included.
Aim: The truck is aimed at commercial customers, especially larger fleets moving into last-mile delivery. It also looks to assist smaller businesses in scaling up.
What did Navistar’s president of Truck and Parts, Michael Cancelliere say: “When a start-up business moves to the scale-up stage, the International CV Series provides a truck that will take their business to the next level. We’ve designed, built and tested the CV Series to deliver the commercial-grade power, reliability and practicality that growing businesses require, along with the comfort, safety features and easy drivability that drivers appreciate.
“The CV Series is the only truck in the segment that can take advantage of this level of customization. No one has more experience at body integration than International Truck. The CV Series has been compared to a field office with perks. Our philosophy is that driver comfort is critical to get the job done smoothly and efficiently, and the CV Series brings that philosophy to life.”
What did Navistar vice president David Majors say: “The CV Series features a long list of heavy-duty details that would only be found on a truck designed by commercial truck engineers. Our engineers had one mission: to create the toughest, most capable, most upfit-friendly Class 4 and 5 truck to be found at any work site.”