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.