Workhorse adds a Star to walk-in lineup

Over the past year, the walk-in truck manufactured by Workhorse Custom Chassis has seen a number of changes, starting with its new, heavy-duty W62 chassis and including the new look of the front hood and grill. Now it's getting a new name to go with that makeover that links it to both present and past International trucks: the MetroStar.

Workhorse, which manufactures chassis for walk-in trucks, motor homes, and buses, is a wholly owned subsidiary of International Truck and Engine Corporation. The MetroStar badge on the side of the truck, coupled with the new hood and grill design, makes the walk-in a clear sibling of the other Star brands of the International truck lineup, including the WorkStar, DuraStar, TransStar, ProStar, PayStar, and CityStar.

The MetroStar is available on 86.5- and 93.5-inch-wide bodies. It has cargo body lengths from 10 to 22 feet, built on the full range of Workhorse gas and diesel chassis options from 9,400- to 23,500-lb. GVWR. Workhorse uses General Motors 4.8, 6.0, and 8.1L Vortec gas engines and International's 4.5L MaxxForce 5 V-6 diesel powerplant.

MetroStar is offered through Workhorse dealerships and built on Workhorse chassis, with bodies currently available from Utilimaster and coming soon from Morgan Olson.

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