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International Releases Its MXT Into The Upscale Truck Market

Photography by Courtesy of International

After a century of building all varieties of trucks and settling into mostly commercial vehicles, International celebrated its 100th birthday by reentering the medium-duty truck market with its brand-new MXT. Aimed at an upscale crowd that still demands the looks and performance of a real truck, the MXT is a true 4X4 that can tow fifth-wheels with ease. "From International's first truck 100 years ago to the new International MXT, we've manufactured trucks that have been on the leading edge of innovation," said Dee Kapur, president of International Truck and Engine's Truck Group.

Although the MXT is labeled a pickup, it is by no means small. At 8 feet wide and nearly 8 feet tall, the 10,500-pound truck has other specs to match. A 4,000-pound payload capacity and 15,500-pound towing capacity are standard, as is its 300hp, 530-lb-ft, VT365, V-8 diesel. The engine drives through an Allison five-speed automatic transmission with heavy-duty front and rear axles that power 20-inch alloy wheels and Pro Comp 40x13.50R20 tires. The interior is full of creature comforts, such as leather seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, remote entry, and optional CD/DVD players. The MXT Limited (arriving later this year) will come fully loaded and features six-way-adjustable heated seats, CD/DVD players, and even an optional Sony PlayStation 3.

While the interior may feel like a limousine, the exterior and vehicle design still undoubtedly say truck. The raised and flattened fenders pay homage to International's past pickups while providing plenty of clearance for the 40-inch tires. The fuel tank holds a whopping 40 gallons, and the heavy-duty chassis and suspension indicate that this vehicle should be perfectly at home off-road, towing, or just cruising down the street.

By introducing the MXT, International has created something unique, bridging the gap between trucks and SUVs that are used just for looks, performance, or towing and creating something that can do all three. Prices for the base model MXT start at $89,500.

MXT Pickup Base-Model Specs
Body type: 7-foot pickup bed
Dimensions: 8 feet wide, 7 feet 7 inches tall, and 21 feet long
Horsepower: 300
GVWR: 14,500 pounds
Weight: 10,500 pounds
Chassis payload capacity: 4,000 pounds
Towing: Suitable for a variety of hauling configurations up to 15,500 pounds
Standard engine: International VT365, V-8 diesel (530 lb-ft of torque)
Transmission: Allison 2200 RDS five-speed automatic
Brakes: Hydraulic with four-channel ABS
Axles: Front-driving 6,500-pound capacity; rear-driving 11,000-pound capacity
Fuel tank: 40 gallons
Cab: Five-passenger, four-door crew cab with cab air-suspension system
Seats: Driver and passenger leather front seats; three-passenger leather rear bench seat
Wheels/tires: 20-inch Alloy Wheels and Pro Comp 40x13.50R20

International MXT Features
Leather-wrapped, tilt steering wheel; remote keyless-entry system; power door locks; power windows; block heater; and long-lasting basecoat/clearcoat paint.

MXT Sport Exterior Package (Standard)
Power, heated mirrors; high-polished chrome front bumper with tow hooks; chrome hood side vent; chrome fuel cap; chrome tailgate handle; left- and right-side, anodized-aluminum cab steps; anodized-aluminum step rear bumper; and frame-mounted, trailer-receiver hitch.

Prestige Interior
Ivory-faced sport gauges; metallic silver interior accents; padded, full-length front armrests; black-leather front and rear seats; custom floor mats with embroidered International MXT emblems; embroidered accents and gray piping; center console; and plush, full-cab carpeting.

Optional Equipment
Eclipse CD/DVD player; 6.5-inch, dash-mounted touchscreen monitor with DVD navigation and back-up camera; overhead console with integrated DVD player and 10-inch, wide-screen LCD monitor; wireless headphones; five-channel amplifier; subwoofer; and multidisc CD changer.

In case the RXT isn't heavy-duty enough for you, International offers the largest of all production pickups: the CXT. With its huge size come huge numbers: a 40,000-pound towing capacity, 15,000-pound payload capacity, 70-gallon fuel tank, and 22.5-inch wheels. Everything about the CXT is massive. At 9 feet tall, it's actually taller than many semi trucks and can tow almost as much.


Have something really, really heavy you need to haul in style? Then you might want to take a look at the RXT Hauler, also available from International. Think scaled-down semi, and you have the idea. Eight feet wide, 8 feet tall, and 23 feet long, the RXT is designed to haul fifth-wheel campers, equestrian trailers, or toy haulers and has a tow rating of 20,500 pounds. A 310hp, 950-lb-ft diesel is available and is hooked up to an Allison six-speed automatic. A 65-gallon tank and air-suspension front seats give a big-rig feel and ride, no matter how long the haul.

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