International LoneStar gets interior updates


The newly-updated trucks will be available in the North American market

International LoneStar gets interior updates
The new features have been unveiled during the National Truck Driver Appreciation Week in the US.

 

International Truck has made a number of interior and safety enhancements to its American classic, the LoneStar.

The newly updated truck was unveiled during the ongoing National Truck Driver Appreciation Week in North America.

The manufacturer says the advanced classic Class 8 on-highway vehicle blends the company’s DriverFirst philosophy with new styling and improved uptime.

Designed with the goal of best-in-class uptime, the new features improve reliability and serviceability, as well as functionality.

The addition of the Cummins X15 engine, a contoured hood, fenders and new aerodynamic pedestal mirrors, the new LoneStar is up to 3 per cent more fuel efficient than the previous generation.

"As we honour the more than 3.5 million professional truck drivers across America during National Driver Appreciation Week, it is fitting that we are unveiling the beloved American classic, the LoneStar with interior updates that maximise driver productivity and improve driver ergonomics and visibility," Navistar Truck and Parts president Michael Cancelliere says.

"The LoneStar is a flagship product for International and not only is it a beautifully designed truck, it represents the best in driver pride and vehicle uptime."

The 'advanced classic' truck combines the iconic grille shapes with classic exterior styling that gives operators the flexibility to add lighting options to the external air cleaners.

This LoneStar features an all-new ergonomically designed interior with new digital information display, a new integrated stalk shifter integrating transmission and engine brake functionality, durable and easy to clean soft touch vinyl interior, and stylish diamond interior standard.

The doors, side glass and cab mirrors have all been redesigned to enhance visibility and ultimately helping to reduce neck strain and fatigue over the long haul.

LoneStar comes with standard Bendix Wingman Advanced Collision Mitigation system and is also available with the optional Bendix Wingman Fusion.

Additional safety features include improved side visibility and RollTek seats.

"Over the past decade drivers have come to love the iconic status of the LoneStar tractor's exterior styling and appearance with the distinctive grille and sloped hood that were inspired by International's D-Series trucks," Navistar product development VP Dave Majors says.

"Based on this feedback, we wanted to incorporate much of what we've recently learned from drivers and focus our engineering on an all new driver-centric interior while maintaining the iconic exterior look of the truck.

"As a result, we've made major improvements to the LoneStar in vehicle uptime performance and multiple new and improved features that enhance driver appeal."

The newly-updated trucks will be available in the US starting December.

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