Navistar raises the bar
with new ProStar+ truck
Mar 25, 2010 10:31 AM
Navistar Inc has introduced the all-new International ProStar+ (Plus) at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville KY.
“We weren’t satisfied with simply being the best—we were determined to make the best even better,” said Jim Hebe, Navistar senior vice-president, North American sales operations. “Along with improving the truck’s aerodynamics and reducing its curb weight, we’ve made a number of driver-friendly interior improvements and integrated a no-hassle emissions solution that allows drivers to do what they do best.”
Powered exclusively by the Advanced EGR MaxxForce 11 and MaxxForce 13, the ProStar+ is a no-hassle 2010 emissions system. With MaxxForce Advanced EGR, customers won’t have the worry or inconvenience of finding or filling liquid urea.
Emissions compliance isn’t the only feature of the ProStar+ designed with the driver in mind. Listening to direct feedback from drivers, the ProStar+ includes refined interior functionality. A re-engineered overhead console allows for easier reach and even includes an in-cab paper towel dispenser. Storage has been improved, with the Hi-Rise model seeing a 150% increase in captured storage and a 50% improvement in total storage.
In addition, the ProStar+ cab environment has become even quieter. ProStar+ cab noise levels have dropped 9% compared with 2009’s ProStar. Other driver satisfaction improvements include a 20-lb force reduction in clutch feel for better driver comfort, providing easier shifting and less fatigue.
This new truck offers new aerodynamic enhancements, including optional full-length chassis skirts for sleepers as well as a new cab roof air fairing for day cab models. ProStar+ also includes many new powertrain features that improve fuel economy, including a clutched air compressor, variable-speed fan, low-viscosity engine oil, and fuel-efficient rear axle lubricant.
The ProStar+ is 700 pounds lighter than its predecessor. When including the MaxxForce 13, with its lightweight compacted graphite iron (CGI) cylinder block, and MaxxForce Advanced EGR emissions technology, the ProStar+ has an additional 600-lb advantage versus the leading 15-liter engine, providing an extra 1,300 pounds of added payload capacity and fuel economy benefits.
Visit www.navistar.com for more details.
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