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December 2017

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Page 64 of 75 | December 2017 65 N avistar's new International HV severe-duty vocational truck is the latest truck introduction in the company's efforts to rebrand its entire vehicle lineup. It was made available for limited on-course test drives to members of the media at a press event in New Carlisle, Indi- ana, in October. From the outside, the HV looks identical to its WorkStar predeces- sor. But under the hood and inside the cab, the HV offers a few notable updates. In addition to Cummins B6.7 and L9 engine options, the HV is available with Navistar's new International A26 12.4-liter engine, replacing the N9, N10 and N13 en- gine options on the WorkStar. The HV borrows its cab interior from the International LT long-haul and RH regional-haul tractors, bring- ing over-the-road ergonomics and driver comfort features to vocational applications and helping Navistar re- claim market share in that segment it forfeited over the last six years in the wake of MaxxForce engine woes. A new premium gauge cluster dis- play allows drivers to track trip data, fuel economy as well as customizable vehicle, engine, transmission and axle information. Up to 30 customizable and programmable switches can be added to the wing panel depending on the truck body. A new steering column-mounted shifter creates more driver leg room, and relocated pedestal mirrors pro- vide better forward visibility with less neck movement to survey surround- ings. The parking brake control valve has been moved to the far right of the wing panel, making room for cli- mate control and other buttons within closer reach of the driver's seat. The HV sits between the Dura- Star and the HX in International's vocational truck lineup. The main differences from the DuraStar are the HV's available power takeoff, A26 engine option and a GVWR of 73,000 pounds compared to the Daystar's 54,600 pounds. The HX offers an additional 15-liter Cummins X15 engine and an aluminum cab over the steel cab HV. The International HV is available with regular, extended and crew cab confi gurations in four models with 107-inch or 113-inch BBC in both set-back and set-forward axle confi gurations. heavy trucks | by Jeff Crissey | FIRST LOOK: Navistar's HV Series replaces WorkStar with hopes of wooing drivers back The new International HV from Navistar looks similar to its WorkStar predecessor on the outside, but the company added notable updates under the hood and inside the cab to the severe-duty vocational truck.

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