Born again

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PRE­VIEWED IN Aus­tralia for the first time at the 2015 Bris­bane Truck Show, where it won the Truck of the Show award, In­ter­na­tional ProStar has found a home down un­der.

Af­ter long-winded ne­go­ti­a­tions with Nav­is­tar in the US, Iveco is now the dis­trib­u­tor of the ver­sa­tile Amer­i­can truck, which was show­cased along­side Iveco’s Stralis flag­ship.

Un­der ProStar’s slop­ing snout is an in­dus­try-stan­dard driv­e­line punched by a 15-litre X15 Cummins cou­pled to man­ual or au­to­mated ver­sions of Ea­ton’s ever-re­li­able 18-speeder, feed­ing through a Dana driv­e­line into Mer­i­tor diffs mounted on Hen­drick­son Pri­maax air-sus­pen­sion.

Cabs come in three forms: day cab, ex­tended cab and full-size in­te­grated sleeper.

Word has it that Iveco deal­ers are ex­cited to again have In­ter­na­tional on the books but the big hope is that this re­la­tion­ship be­tween the two en­ti­ties sur­vives longer than the last.

From what we’ve found af­ter sev­eral stints be­hind the wheel of ProStar – ad­mit­tedly, some time back – the truck has what it takes to forge a sound fu­ture in our part of the world.

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