International Truck and Engine Corp. also recently announced that it is dubbing its new 2007-model Class 8 highway tractor the ProStar. “‘Pro’ represents the professional driver for whom this product has been developed, while ‘Star’ refers to International's parent company, Navistar,” said Dee Kapur, International Truck Group president.
ProStar is the first of multiple International product introductions planned for the next several years, according to the OEM.
International said it expects the '07 ProStars will carry a $7,000 to $9,000 price premium over the base price of current equivalent models, subject to factors such as whatever costs are passed on by engine manufacturers, as well as the impact of volatile raw material costs.
International will unveil ProStar at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville this March. Shipments to dealers will begin in the first quarter of 2007. Initial production will be based on 122-in.-BBC tractors with a high-rise sleeper configuration. The second phase will include additional BBC and sleeper configuration options. www.InternationalDelivers.com.