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International Introduces Classic "Supersized" Pickup
When your truck dealer asks if you want to supersize your next pickup, watch out! He may be talking about the new International MXT by Navistar. Introduced to celebrate the company's 100th anniversary, it is really, really big. It may look like a pickup with its 7-ft. bed, but it has a 2-ton payload capacity and a towing capacity of 7 3/4 tons.
Its distinctive grill and crew cab make it clear this is an International. The MXT is 8 ft. wide, 7 ft. 7 in. tall, and 21 ft. long. It's not light, either, with a GVR of 14,500 lbs.
The 40-gal. fuel tank is needed to feed the 300 hpVT365 V8 diesel. The transmission is an Allison 2200 RDS 5-speed. Estimated fuel mileage is 13 mpg city, 15 highway.
Creature comforts are plentiful with leather seats and a sport leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel. The 5-passenger, 4-door crew cab is outfitted with all the standard power systems. Options include CD/DVD player, a 6.5-in. dash mounted touch screen with DVD navigation and backup camera, overhead console with integrated DVD player and 10-in. screen, LCD monitor, wireless headphones, 5-channel amp, subwoofer and multi-disc CD changer.
The sport exterior package gets fancier with lots of chrome and anodized aluminum on steps and rear bumper. The MXT, which starts at $89,500, is also available in a military version.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, International Truck and Engine Corporation, Customer Service (ph 800 448-7825; Dealer Locator; www.navistar.com.

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2007 - Volume #31, Issue #4