Navistar Ships First DuraStar Trucks With Cummins ISB Engines
Navistar, Inc. announced that it has started customer shipments of its first International DuraStar vehicles with the Cummins ISB 6.7 L engine with selective catalytic reduction (SCR). The first units were released from the company's Escobedo, Mexico, assembly plant.
“The addition of the ISB to our portfolio in early September was the driving factor in achieving, just weeks later, our best Class 6/7 order month in two years," said Bill Kozek, Navistar president, North America Truck and Parts. "Today we have received orders for more than 4500 DuraStar units, and with initial customers such as Budget Truck Rental, Idealease and Penske, we are poised to regain market share in the medium-duty segment."
The DuraStar is available with a broad array of specifications for medium-duty applications. The DuraStar is also available with Navistar’s own non-SCR MaxxForce 7, MaxxForce DT and MaxxForce 9 diesels in a range of horsepower and torque ratings.
Navistar said it is on track to beginning regular production of IC Bus CE Series school buses with the Cummins ISB 6.7 L engine in late January. To date, the company said it has received more than 6000 orders for medium-duty trucks and school buses with the ISB engine.