Navistar Ships 17,000 Vehicles in Fiscal 4Q to U.S., Canadian Customers

Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) announced it has delivered approximately 17,000 vehicles to U.S. and Canadian customers in the past quarter.

“Like our other manufacturing facilities, our Huntsville engine plant is operating in full production mode and shipping several hundred engines each week to our truck and bus assembly locations,” said Daniel C. Ustian, chairman, president and chief executive officer at Navistar. “To date, we have built and shipped more than 15,000 EPA-compliant 2010 vehicles and we continue to build more than 100 EPA2010 MaxxForce 13 engines every day.”

The company also announced it has received more than 28,000 orders for EPA2010 vehicle to date (not including long-term, multi-year contracts), including 10,000 orders for the MaxxForce 13. Among those orders, the company also has more than 1,000 orders for the all new Class 4/5 medium duty International TerraStar.

Navistar also advised that it has submitted certification to the EPA for its MaxxForce 15 and plans to submit for EPA certification of its MaxxForce 13 at 0.2g NOx in the next few months, far ahead of when high volume production of the 0.2g NOx-certified MaxxForce 13 would be required.

Navistar also showcased a new campaign focused on its winning combination of its International ProStar+ truck and MaxxForce 13 engine, launching this November.

“Today’s trucking industry poses major challenges for a fleet’s business,” said Michael Cerilli, vice president, North American Truck Marketing, Navistar. “Shippers are demanding more payload capacity at a lower operating cost. As a result, fleet owners need more flexibility in their fleet vehicles—ideally, a lightweight truck that helps maximize their payloads while operating more efficiently.”

When compared to similarly spec’d trucks, the ProStar+ with MaxxForce 13 is lighter by up to 1,000 lbs., giving customers substantially more capacity for increased payloads.

In June 2010, Navistar commissioned the Transportation Research Center to do a head-to-head fluid economy comparison. They conducted independent TMC Type IV testing of the three leading EPA 2010 compliant trucks. In a head-to-head fluid economy comparison, ProStar+ with MaxxForce 13 consistently outperformed the top two competitive trucks up to 1% to 2.5%.

Navistar also announced today the all-new International TerraStar Class 4/5 medium-duty commercial truck began rolling off the assembly line in October at the company’s truck assembly plant in Garland, Texas. The first units are making their way to International dealers throughout the U.S. and Canada this month.

The TerraStar is powered by the 6.4-liter MaxxForce which delivers 300-horsepower and 660 lb.-ft. torque. The MaxxForce 7 features a 28,000-psi (1,900 bar) high-pressure common-rail fuel system, dual sequential turbocharger system and a high strength compacted graphite iron (CGI) block.

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