International DuraStar tank

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DuraStar, WorkStar models get Cummins 9L engine option

INDIANAPOLIS. International announced that its DuraStar and WorkStar truck models will be available with the Cummins ISL9 9L engine as an option. The trucks will continue to be offered with Navistar’s own N9 powerplant.

The company also said the DuraStar is now available with the Bendix Wingman Fusion collision mitigation system. Both announcements were made this week at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

“Adding the Cummins ISL9 to our line-up is a key part of our strategy to offer the most comprehensive options of proven components in the industry to our customers,” said Bill Kozek, president, Truck and Parts. "The addition of the Cummins ISL9 to DuraStar and WorkStar models provides customers with a winning combination of uptime, performance and durability."

The ISL9 is rated up to 380 hp. and 1,250 lbs.-ft. of torque. The DuraStar is also available with the Navistar N9 engine from 275 hp. and 860 lbs.-ft of torque up to 330 hp. and 950 lbs.-ft torque.

The WorkStar has the option of either the N9 or N10 engines, with ratings ranging from  275 hp. and 860 lbs.-ft of torque up to 370 hp. and 1,250 lbs.-ft torque. For even more power, customers can spec the N13 engine with 365 hp. and 1,250 lbs.-ft of torque up to 475 hp. and 1,700 lbs.-ft torque.

All International medium-duty and vocational trucks feature the International Diamond Logic electrical system. DuraStar and WorkStar models are also available with a suite of traditional manual and automated-manual transmission offerings from Eaton and fully-automatic offerings from Allison.

The DuraStar with Bendix Wingman Fusion combines a suite of Bendix advanced safety technologies—radar, camera, the vehicle's brake system, and SafetyDirect by Bendix CVS — into a comprehensive driver assistance system. The camera is powered by the Mobileye System-on-Chip EyeQ processor with state-of-the-art-vision algorithms.

"Our uptime philosophy goes beyond our product quality," said Kozek. "Uptime is also dependent on the safety of a driver during operation of our trucks, and our goal is to offer the most innovative solutions to prevent any disruption of an operator's ability to fulfill their job."

Built on the Bendix ESP Electronic Stability Program and integrated with an advanced camera and radar technology, Wingman Fusion gathers input to create a detailed and accurate data picture for the driver.

Wingman Fusion is available for order on the International DuraStar this month and will be in production beginning in June.

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