The International CXT -- the world’s biggest production pick-up truck for commercial business owners -- is the newest offering from International Truck and Engine Corp.
International, the operating company of Navistar International Corp., will officially unveil the CXT on Thursday at its plant in Garland, Texas.
Born out of a 20-ton hauler and other International severe service trucks used by the construction, government and waste industries, the International CXT is built on the same platform as dump trucks and snowplows.
As a result, it hauls three times the payload of consumer pick-up trucks, is all-wheel drive, uses air brakes for stopping ability and offers towing, dumping and tilt-bed capability.
Additionally, it features an interior with a crew cab design that seats five and can be customized to meet owners’ specific needs -- from paint color to air seats to flat screen TVs. For example, one customized black International CXT touts ghosted green flames, a leather interior with wood grain trim, reclining captain chairs, a fold-down bench that can be used as a bed, an overhead compartment with drop-down DVD, an XM satellite premium radio system and a rear-mounted camera for increased visibility behind the vehicle.
"The International CXT is a truck for businesses that want to promote themselves as much as perform," said Rob Swim, director, vehicle center marketing strategy, International Truck and Engine Corp. "While there is nothing tougher or more extreme on the market than the International CXT, it is as much a statement of success as it is performance."
In terms of performance, the International CXT features the International DT 466 diesel engine with a horsepower rating of 220 hp and 540 lbs.-ft. of torque. Other horsepower ratings are also available. With an electronically controlled turbocharger and four valves per cylinder, the engine delivers responsiveness, acceleration, fuel efficiency, extended serviceability and long-term durability.
A smooth-shifting Allison 2000 Series automatic transmission and standard cab air-suspension (with standard front air seats) provide a comfortable ride.
To learn more about the International CXT or to find a local International dealer, visit www.InternationalDelivers.com/cxt.