Navistar’s International ProStar and International TerraStar trucks took top honors at the 2014 American Truck Dealers Convention and Exposition in New Orleans.
The International ProStar with Cummins ISX15 engine with SCR was named 2014 Heavy-Duty Commercial Truck of the Year, while the International TerraStar 4x4 was named 2014 Medium-Duty Commercial Truck of the Year.
"It is an honor to be recognized this year with both the 2014 ATD Heavy-Duty and Medium-Duty Commercial Truck of the Year titles," said Bill Kozek, president of North America Truck and Parts for Navistar. "Being recognized in both these categories proves International is back with great product offerings."
Judged by a panel of journalists from in North American truck publications, Truck of the Year is selected based on a number of criteria, including innovation and design, safety and driver and owner satisfaction. For the Heavy-Duty category, the Class 8 International ProStar beat out the Kenworth T880 Vocational Truck with PACCAR MX-13 engine and Peterbilt Model 579. The TerraStar 4x4 beat out the Hino 195h-DC, Kenworth Class 6 K370 Cabover and Peterbilt Model 220 for Medium-Duty Truck of the Year.
Re-introduced in December 2012 with SCR, the International ProStar with Cummins ISX15 offers aerodynamic innovations for improved fuel economy and support from the company’s dealer service network. Offering ratings up to 550 horsepower and 1850 lb.-ft. of torque, the ISX15 engine's variable geometry turbocharger enhances response and control with electric actuation for infinite adjustment, providing exact boost at any rpm.
The TerraStar 4x4 gives work truck buyers a range of commercial duty features while sharing the same DNA as the medium-duty International DuraStar. Designed to last twice as long as competitive models, the TerraStar 4x4 offers high strength, low-allow frame rails at 80,000 PSI and includes a severe service transfer case from Fabco. Powered by the 300 horsepower, 660 lb.-ft. torque 6.4 liter MaxxForce 7 engine, the compacted graphite iron (CGI) engine block provides added strength, while a commercial-duty Allison Optimized 1000 Series transmission, including the available 1350 model, optimizes power output.