Truck boasts improved cab design, driver-centric enhancements
International Truck, Indianapolis, launched the new Class 6/7 International MV Series, complete with an improved cab design and driver-centric enhancements.
The MV Series was designed with the goal of delivering a truck that is easily configurable to produce maximum output day in and day out.
The redesigned features include new cab doors with a lower bottom glass edge and removed vent window, giving the driver a single large piece of glass to look through, greatly improving side visibility and reducing blind spots. The re-shaping of the doors and side glass optimized the position of the optional pedestal mirrors, so drivers turn their heads less and keep their eyes on the road while reducing neck strain.
Second, a new premium gauge cluster with a digital driver display gives drivers real-time monitoring of vehicle operation and other alerts in clear sight. The new display also offers up to 15 customizable digital gauges.
The new premium instrument panel features a customizable digital display suitable for any medium-duty application. The flat-panel dash contains space for up to 30 customizable switches ensuring functionality for any type of body that is mounted on the back. The switches offer large easy-to-read text.
Next, an easy-access, column-mounted stalk shifter helps keep drivers' hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. The new stalk shifter placement and the lower instrument panel design greatly improves leg room for the driver, especially at the knee.
The MV Series is also equipped with a new best-in-class HVAC system, which includes a high-performance MAX defrost feature and an additional vent to help keep the middle front passenger comfortable.
The MV Series also features Diamond Logic, an advanced electrical system that streamlines chassis and body equipment integration and allows customers to program automated tasks.
The MV Series can be managed digitally through the OnCommand Connection platform, as well as over-the-air (OTA) programming through the nine-pin OnCommand LINK device, enabling drivers or fleet managers to utilize a mobile interface to initiate authorized engine programming at the customer's facility over a safe, secure Wi-Fi connection.
The MV Series is available in a variety of specifications, including regular cab, extended cab and crew cab.
International Truck and Engine Corp., division of Navistar