The booming medium-duty truck market in the U.S. and North America is about to get an updated version of the popular International Trucks MV Series.
Not available in Australia at this stage, the big focus of the MV Series update was improvements around the design, functionality and comfort of the cab.
Mirroring similar improvements recently introduced in the heavy-duty International Trucks models as part of Navistar’s Project Horizon, the biggest change is the introduction of new cab doors.
Featuring a lower bottom glass edge and now without the vent window, International say this brings greatly improved side visibility and reduces blind spots.
A new gauge cluster with a digital driver display is also being introduced, along with a new instrument panel and redesigned flat-panel dash.
A column-mounted stalk shifter also features, they tell us this not only provides more knee space for the driver, but also helps keep drivers’ hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.
There’s also an improved heating and air-conditioning system too.
And, lastly, the MV Series also boasts a reworked electrical system and this said to streamline chassis and body equipment integration.
Available in Regular Cab, Extended Cab, and Crew Cab, International’s MV Series is powered by either the Cummins B6.7 or L9 engine mated to an Allison 1000 HS automatic transmission.
Jeff Sass, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing at International Trucks, tells us the improvements make a great product even better.
“The new International MV Series reflects our vision for the future of commercial vehicles with a host of advancements that support improved driver safety and productivity,”
“We challenged ourselves to make the best even better and this new vehicle was designed to provide the best driver environment in the industry and we exceeded all of our targets.”
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