International adding powertrain packages to LT Series to simplify spec’ing process

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Updated Mar 12, 2019

International Truck says it intends to introduce Powertrain Packages on its International LT Series MPG Fuel Efficiency Packages for the International A26 and Cummins X15 engines in direct-drive and overdrive configurations.

The MPG Fuel Efficiency Powertrain Packages combine optimized engine ratings with the lightweight Eaton Endurant transmission, predictive cruise control, high efficiency rear axles, and rear axle ratios as low as 2.15.

Navistar Director of Heavy-duty Marketing Jim Nachtman, says the company took a holistic approach when developing the MPG Powertrain Packages – from the engine and transmission, to the rear axles and lubricants – “to easily maximize fuel efficiency.”

The MPG Fuel Efficiency Packages will soon include a second Aerodynamic option available for the International LT Series day cab, 56-inch hi-rise and 73-inch hi-rise/sky-rise cab models, which will be available for order this spring. The new highest-efficiency spec incorporates proprietary and supplier-provided enhancements included in the first Aerodynamic Package, as well as predictive cruise control and aerodynamic drive wheel fairings.

“With so many fuel-efficient technologies available, the spec’ing process can be daunting,” adds Nachtman. “Through our MPG Fuel Efficiency Aerodynamic and Powertrain Packages, we’re making it easier than ever for fleets to enhance performance while reducing Total Cost of Ownership.”