When a new truck is described as having a “deep-throated roar”, chances are that its look are imposing as its sound. Take a good look at the new International Lonestar, recently unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show, and decide for yourself.
The front of the Lonestar might look a little familiar, because it was inspired by one of International’s early models and a legend in trucking history.
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The distinctive grille and sloped hood were inspired by International’s D-Series trucks, which helped transform America’s cross-country transportation in the early 20th Century. A restored and modified example of that truck, the DMAXX, also is on display at the International booth.
The deep-throated roar of a big bore diesel engine wrapped in a sleek chrome grill announced the arrival of the world’s most innovative big-rig truck. Navistar International Corporation unveiled its International brand’s new flagship product, the visually stunning and technologically advanced International LoneStar, at the Chicago Auto Show.
With a striking, aerodynamic appearance and breakthrough functional innovations inside and out, the International LoneStar is the result of extensive customer research and automotive-inspired design – a new truck that changes the game for today’s trucking professional. It creates a new category of Class 8 trucks called “Advanced Classic,” in which technology and innovative styling converge with next-generation aerodynamic design to deliver superior fuel efficiency. LoneStar also sets a higher standard for comfort – through improved ergonomics, an industry-leading suspension, advanced electronics and a quiet cab.
“This truck is unlike anything on the road today,” said Daniel C. Ustian, Navistar chairman, president and CEO. “The International LoneStar closes the gap between work style and lifestyle for driving professionals, combining peak productivity with emotional appeal. It is the product of Navistar’s culture of relentless innovation, and embodies the spirit both of today’s driving professionals and the dynamic, transforming energy inside our company.”
Source: International Trucks