International, the operating company of Navistar International Corporation and truck manufacturer, officially unveiled the International CXT on Sept. 16, 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. It hauls three times the payload of consumer pick-up trucks, is all-wheel drive, uses air brakes for unmatched stopping ability and offers towing, dumping and tilt bed capability.
Additionally, it features a spacious interior with 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, a customized black International CXT with ghosted green flames that has 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 are all available.
In terms of performance, the International CXT features the International ÒDT 466 diesel engine with a horsepower rating of 220 hp and 540 lb.-ft. of torque. Other horsepower ratings are also available. With an electronically controlled turbocharger and four valves per cylinder, the engine delivers responsiveness, acceleration, outstanding fuel efficiency, extended serviceability, and long-term durability.
An Allison 2000 Series automatic transmission and standard cab air-suspension (with standard front air seats) provide an exceptionally comfortable ride.