International RXT launched at Chicago Auto Show

International Truck and Engine Corporation has unveiled the International RXT, a more than five-ton, 22-foot-long commercial pickup truck. Drawing on the family bloodlines of the International CXT – the world’s largest production pickup truck – the International RXT is one of four vehicles that International is showcasing at the 2005 Chicago Auto Show from February 11-20 as part of its new “International XT Family” that the company is bringing to customers – now and in the future.

“International is a company boldly building brand excitement,” said Daniel C. Ustian, Navistar chairman, president and chief executive officer. “The International RXT is an example of our ability to proactively and quickly bring products to market . With this truck, and the whole International XT Family, we are giving our customers one more reason to say, ‘I’m excited to own an International.’ ”

The International RXT was built for business owners who want a truck that promotes themselves as much as their businesses. However, just as people have unique personas, the International RXT is designed for business owners who prefer a strong and athletic look rather than a vehicle as big and bold as the International CXT.

Standing eight feet tall, the International RXT is a 4x2 pickup truck. It features an eight-foot-long bed, great hauling and tow capability and commercial hydraulic brakes for stopping large loads or trailers. Its exterior design is sleek and refined, offering full-body side skirts, a low step-in height, aerodynamic hood and overall stylish design. From the driver’s seat, the ride is made comfortable by a spacious crew cab that seats five, as well as an air cab suspension and an International ride-optimized suspension (IROS). It has an International VT 365 diesel V8 engine with 230 horsepower and 540-lb.-ft. of torque for optimal performance and efficiency .

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