Class 8 over-the-road tractor delivers new levels of fuel efficiency
International Truck, Indianapolis, Ind., launched the International LT Series, a line of Class 8 over-the-road trucks developed through driver-centric design.
Based on a careful review of more than 500 points where the driver and truck interact, the highly ergonomic interior of the LT Series includes better elbow room, hip room and leg room.
The redesigned interior features a new premium gauge cluster with a digital driver display that places everything within comfortable reach, while offering drivers real-time monitoring of fuel economy and other important alerts. The new display also offers up to 15 customizable digital gauges. In addition, the air horn was relocated back to over the driver door.
LT Series' fuel efficiency also yielded a 4-Sone decrease in wind noise, which eliminates noise harshness for improved driver comfort.
Multiple improvements include standard LED headlamps to improve night vision, a column-mounted gear-shifter that allows drivers to keep their eyes on the road and a redesigned 1-piece side window that affords the driver a clearer line of sight.
The cab wiring includes new harnessing and an in-cab power distribution module situated inside the truck, away from the elements.
All key service points under the hood, inside the cab and around the vehicle are ergonomically designed for easy access and servicing.
The LT Series comes in day cab, 56-inch low roof sleeper, 56-inch hi-rise sleeper, 73-inch hi-rise sleeper and 73-inch sky-rise sleeper.
International Truck and Engine Corp., division of Navistar