Navistar International Corp. unveiled its International TerraStar 4×4 commercial truck — one of the company’s newest additions to its comprehensive Class 5-8 product portfolio — at the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Work Truck Show at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.
Launched in 2010 in a 4×2 configuration, the International TerraStar offers truck buyers a wide range of commercial duty features not offered in other trucks, according to a press release.
“The TerraStar is the smaller sibling to the DuraStar, the best selling medium-duty model throughout the past two decades, leveraging the same platform and commercial grade components,” said Jack Allen, Navistar’s president, North American Truck and Parts. “The TerraStar shares the same rugged, durable and hardworking DNA, making it in a class unto itself. The TerraStar 4×4 will deliver additional commercial duty capability for a wide range of customer needs, including construction, utility, landscape, and other off-highway applications.”
At the heart of the TerraStar 4×4 is its 300 horsepower, 6.8-liter V-8 engine, delivering 660 lb.-ft. torque. This engine features a compacted graphite iron (CGI) block which offers high strength without added weight.
With 38% more visibility and 30% more cab interior space than the competition, the TerraStar also offers outstanding maneuverability in even the tightest work environments. In addition, the commercial grade TerraStar cab, available in extended cab or crew cab configurations, is designed to be more durable than the competition and is constructed with double-sided, galvanized high-strength steel protected by a five-step professional grade coating process to resist corrosion.