By Anthony Capkun
(UPDATED March 25, 2013, with VIDEO) March 6, 2013 – At the Work Truck Show 2013, Navistar showcased its production-ready International TerraStar 4×4 commercial truck—one of the company’s newest additions to its Classes 5-8 product portfolio. Launched in 2010 in a 4×2 configuration, the 4×4 enables International Truck “to capitalize on the other half of the market”. “The TerraStar 4×4 will deliver additional commercial duty capability for a wide range of customer needs, including construction, utility, landscape and other off-highway applications,” explained Jack Allen, Navistar’s president, North American Truck and Parts.
At the heart of the TerraStar 4×4 is its 300-hp, 6.8-liter V-8 engine, delivering 660 lb-ft torque. This engine features a compacted graphite iron (CGI) block, which promises high strength without added weight. With 38% more visibility and 30% more cab interior space than the competition, Navistar says the TerraStar also offers “outstanding maneuverability” in the tightest work environments. The cab is available in extended or crew configurations, and is constructed with double-sided, galvanized high-strength steel protected by a five-step coating process. (Photos from Work Truck Show 2013 by A. Capkun)