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International Brings New Enhancements to its Lonestar Truck Line

| September 11, 2017

LoneStar
International Truck has announced major enhancements to the International LoneStar truck, both in terms of styling and performance.

Noted Michael Cancelliere, president, Truck and Parts, Navistar, ”As we honor 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 maximize driver productivity and improve driver ergonomics and visibility.”

The new LoneStar is a bold signal to the industry that International Truck is focused on uptime and delivering superior trucks that drivers want to drive.

Upgrades include:

  • The new single-canister aftertreatment system is not just 60% smaller and 40% lighter, but is also simplified for quicker servicing.
  • The cab wiring includes all-new harnessing and an in-cab power distribution module that is inside the truck, away from the elements.
  • All key service points under the hood, inside the cab and around the vehicle are ergonomically designed for easy access and servicing, and many components have been engineered with longer intervals between required maintenance.
  • The all-new HVAC system delivers outstanding comfort and visibility. It is not only more robust and reliable, drivers will note the quick defrost functionality. During testing at a frigid 0°F, LoneStar’s best-in-class MAX defrost cleared 100% of the windshield in under 30 minutes from start-up.

Fuel efficiency is increasingly important for truck owners and with the addition of the Cummins® X15 engine, the contoured hood, fenders and new aerodynamic pedestal mirrors, the LoneStar is up to 3% more fuel efficient than the previous generation. The LoneStar is available in specialized ratings to dial in the ideal balance of performance and efficiency required for any on-highway operation.

Every LoneStar can be equipped as an option with OnCommand® Connection, the company’s leading-edge remote diagnostics system and Over-the-air (OTA) programming. OTA, available through the nine-pin International® LINK device, enables drivers or fleet managers to utilize a mobile interface to initiate authorized engine programming at the customer’s facility over a safe, secure Wi-Fi Connection. The service offers drivers and fleets an easy, secure means of updating engine control modules to reflect the latest manufacturer-approved calibrations, without the necessity of visiting a dealer or other service facility.

The company emphasized that the LoneStar was engineered with a DriverFirst™ philosophy which actively asked for driver input on how to improve the interior design of our trucks to better meet the needs of drivers who spend countless hours in the driver seat and cab. As a result, the 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 is standard.

Drivers will notice that 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 Bendix® Wingman® Advanced™ Collision Mitigation system standard and is also available with the optional Bendix® Wingman® Fusion™. Additional safety features include improved side visibility and RollTek seats which all make the LoneStar one of the safest trucks on the road.

The LoneStar is available in a variety of specifications: Day Cab, 56″ Low Roof Sleeper, 56″ Hi-Rise Sleeper, 73″ Hi-Rise Sleeper, and 73″ Sky-Rise Sleeper.

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