Navistar LoneStar Blade to feature at the Brisbane Truck Show


The LoneStar Blade's appearance will be used to announce the return of the International brand to Australia.

Navistar LoneStar Blade to feature at the Brisbane Truck Show
The Navistar LoneStar Blade was developed from the International LoneStar model.

 

A 1,000hp LoneStar Blade truck will be shipped from the US to Australia to be displayed at this year's Brisbane Truck Show.

Navistar Auspac, the Australian and New Zealand arm of North American trucking giant Navistar, has announced the prime mover will make the trip to Brisbane from Navistar's Chicago headquarters.

The LoneStar Blade's appearance will be used to herald the return of the International brand to Australia and highlight Navistar's design skills and engineering initiatives.

The Blade has been constructed on a stretched 7.7m wheelbase and developed from the International LoneStar launched at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky in 2008.

While the Blade marks the first appearance of LoneStar in Australia, it won’t be the only news from Navistar at the show. As reported on April 7, Navistar Auspac will be returning the International Truck brand to Australian shores in 2015.

Navistar Auspac sales and marketing director Glen Sharman says the brand will make a full factory-backed return to Australia.

"International has a long and proud history with Australian truck operators and Navistar’s absolute intention is to build on the brand’s strong heritage with trucks developed to carry the traditions of cost-effective dependability far into the future," he says.

The show will mark 12 months since NC2 Global Australia rebranded to Navistar Auspac (Australia-Pacific) and a six-month milestone for the company’s new managing director Tim Quinlan.

Further details of the return will become available at the Brisbane Truck Show, the company says.

The Brisbane Truck Show runs from May 14 to 17.

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