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Posted: 9/14/2004 10:18:20 AM EST


news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/20040913/bs_afp/us_auto_truck

US commercial truck maker touts "extreme" passenger truck

CHICAGO (AFP) - Move over Hummer, the monster truck is coming.

General Motors Corp.'s uber-sport utility, the Hummer, has been the biggest and baddest passenger truck on the US market to date, but it may soon be getting some outsized competition in the form of the CXT.

Modeled after commercial haulage trucks and dump trucks, the CXT will be the world's biggest production pick-up truck when it goes on sale later this year, its makers said Monday.

The brainchild of International Truck and Engine Corp., a manufacturer of commercial trucks and mid-range diesel engines, the CXT has been conceived of as a industry-worthy truck with some of the consumer comforts of passenger pick-ups.

The CXT combines towing, dumping and tilt bed capability with 220 hp and 540 lb.-ft. of torque. At six tons, its hauling capability is three times the payload of consumer pick-up trucks.

Buyers will be able to customise their new set of wheels with a leather interior with wood grain trim, reclining captain chairs, a fold-down bench that can be used as a bed, a DVD, and a rear-mounted camera for increased visibility behind the vehicle.

But none of this comes cheap: the truck will retail for 95-100,000 dollars -- about the double the price of a Hummer SUV.

The CXT is slated for a soft launch in the fourth quarter of this year, with a full roll-out in 2005, a spokesman for International Truck and Engine Corporation said Monday.

The company plans to build between 600 and 1,000 units next year at its plant in Garland, Texas and it's hoping that the vehicle will find customers among tradesmen like landscapers, carpenters, and brick or stone contractors, and home builders.

"The International CXT is a truck for businesses that want to promote themselves as much as perform," said Rob Swim, a spokesman for International Truck and Engine Corporation. "If you brought this truck to the playground, you'd be king of the dirt pile."
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 10:19:58 AM EST
Its only a matter of time till its in a rap video
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 10:24:33 AM EST
I have experience with this International vehicle--do not hit it! Its a trap! Buy an F650 instead.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 10:26:09 AM EST
dupe, ibtl and all taht other stuff.


This was discussed yesterday
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 10:26:22 AM EST

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
I have experience with this International vehicle--do not hit it! Its a trap! Buy an F650 instead.



Whats the deal with it?
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 10:27:14 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/14/2004 10:27:51 AM EST by taptap]

"The company plans to build between 600 and 1,000 units next year at its plant in Garland, Texas and it's hoping that the vehicle will find customers among tradesmen like landscapers rappers, carpenters basketball players, and brick or stone contractors record producers , and home builders pimps.

"The International CXT is a truck for businesses that want to promote themselves as much as perform," said Rob Swim, a spokesman for International Truck and Engine Corporation. "If you brought this truck to the playground, you'd be king of the dirt pile 'hood."



fixed now.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 10:33:51 AM EST

Originally Posted By FanoftheBlackRifle:
dupe, ibtl and all taht other stuff.


This was discussed yesterday



+1: ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=274469
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 10:34:26 AM EST
Who's your daddy now
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 11:14:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By killingmachine123:

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
I have experience with this International vehicle--do not hit it! Its a trap! Buy an F650 instead.



Whats the deal with it?



Interior is for shit, primarily. the enigne and tranny are a PITA too. Its a detuned 6.0L Navistar. Needs a bigger engine and more gear. SuperDuty/F-Series has a FAR superior interior.

By interior I dont just mean AC, although that was a one thousand dollar option and doesnt work, I mean the seat leaves you crippled at the end of the day. Also extremely cramped for a truck of this size.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 11:19:31 PM EST
What a waste.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 11:28:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/14/2004 11:49:42 PM EST by Misery]
Gotcha, my bad. It's late I need to go to bed.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 11:29:05 PM EST
Thanks but no thanks.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 11:36:35 PM EST
dooooooooooop
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 11:47:45 PM EST
GM?

Did I mention its been in twice already for a rattling clutch--at 6k miles?
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