February 9, 2007 International Truck and Engine is marking the 100th anniversary of its first truck (built in 1907 at McCormick Works in Chicago) by unleashing the ultimate image pickup truck. The International MXT Limited 4x4 pickup (Top Image) is being appropriately showcased at the 2007 Chicago Auto Show – in the same city it all began. Geared toward those who want to make a powerful statement and demand exclusivity, the International MXT provides an imposing presence on or off the road. The 300 bhp V8 engine produces 530 lb. ft. of torque and the unit is capable of towing just shy of eight tons. The MXT was originally displayed at the Chicago Auto Show in 2005 as a concept vehicle. Since then, it has undergone extensive engineering and testing to provide the comfort and amenities of a luxury interior within its behemoth exterior. The normal production version of the MXT (pictured at bottom) is also now available.
The International MXT features:
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- Engine: International 6.0L V8 Diesel
Seating: Driver and Passenger Premium Leather Front Seats, 3-Passenger Leather Rear Bench Seat
Brakes: Hydraulic with 4-Channel ABS
Payload Capacity: 2 Tons
Chassis Towing Capacity: 7 3⁄4 Tons
Wheels/Tires: 20-Inch Alloy Wheels/Pro Comp 40/13.5R20 Tires
Transmission: Allison 2200 RDS 5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Tank: 40-Gallon Capacity
Exterior Package: MXT Sport Exterior (Standard) Including Power Heated Mirrors, Chrome Front Bumper with Tow Hooks, Aluminum Cab Steps
Electronics: Optional CD/DVD Player, 6.5-Inch Mounted Touch Screen with DVD Navigation and Back-up Camera; 10-Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor
The International MXT Limited is an upgraded version of the base model that targets an audience that desires an even greater level of exclusivity.
The MXT Limited includes:
- Diamond Wire Mesh Grill
Red Burl Wood Grain Interior Accents
4 Captain’s Chair Seating Configuration Featuring 6 Way Adjustable Seats with Self Leveling Armrests
Hand-Stitched Leather Around the Steering Wheel and Custom Leather Appointments
Plush Pile Full-Cab Carpeting
Ivory-Faced Sport Gauges
Eclipse CD/DVD Player with 6.5-Inch Dash-Mounted Touch Screen
Overhead LCD with Built In DVD Player
2 Front Mounted 6.5-Inch Speakers, 2 Rear Mounted 6.5-Inch Speakers, 6 Channel Amplifier, and Subwoofer
2 Seatback Mounted LCD Monitors
Sony Playstation 3 Gaming Console