International Harvester Celebrates 100th Anniversary with Special MXT Commemorative Edition
By: Larry Edsall Posted: 02-21-07 20:00 PT
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CHICAGO – As if its CXT, RXT and MXT models weren’t over the top enough, International Harvester celebrated its 100th anniversary by unveiling a special edition MXT Limited here at the Chicago Auto Show.

Not only is the MXT Limited a super-sized pickup truck, but in its special edition it gets:

  • A diamond wire mesh grille
  • Red burl wood interior trim
  • Four captain’s chairs, with each seat featuring six-way adjustment and self-leveling armrests
  • Leather-wrapped and hand-stitched steering wheel and other custom leatherwork, which includes a suede-like headliner
  • Plush carpeting
  • Ivory-faced gauges
  • An Eclipse DC/DVD player with 6.5-inch dash-mounted touch screen display
  • DVD navigation
  • Back-up camera
  • Overhead LCD screen with its own built-in DVD player
  • Two front seatback-mounted LCD monitors
  • Sony Playstation 3 gaming console
  • An audio system with two front-mounted, 6.5-inch speakers, two rear-mounted 6.5-inch speakers, a six-channel amplifier and a subwoofer built into the cab-length center console

Like other MXT’s, the Limited is 21-feet long, 7-feet, 7-inches tall and 8-feet wide, with a gross vehicle weight rating of 14,500 pounds and a chassis payload capacity of two tons and towing capacity of 7.75 tons.

Power comes from a 300-hrsepower International VT365 V8 diesel engine that also provides 530 pound-feet of torque to an Allison 2200 RDS five-speed automatic transmission.

The MXT, which was designed originally for military use, also has hydraulic brakes with four-channel ABS, a cab air suspension system, 20-inch allow wheels with 40-inch tires.

Standard equipment also includes keyless entry, power locks, power windows, chrome hood side vent, chrome fuel cap, chrome tailgate handle, anodized aluminum cab steps and step rear bumper, frame-mounted trailer receiver hitch and block heater.

The standard MXT for civilian use starts at $89,500. Pricing will be announced later on the MXT Limited, which goes into production in the summer of 2007.

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