Another major piece of the International Trucks puzzle has fallen into place with Iveco confirming the International ProStar is coming to Australia in 2017.
Iveco Australia recently won the Australian distribution rights for the return of International Trucks to Australia and we have been awaiting further confirmation of which International models would be made available here.
Iveco telling us this morning that the ProStar will be available in the first quarter of 2017 in a number of different specification choices to suit a variety of local applications.
These configurations will include day cab, extended cab and integrated full size sleeper cab variants and a choice of five wheelbases.
All models will be powered by an E5 Cummins X15 SCR engine producing 550 horsepower (410 kW) and 1850 Lb Ft (2,508 Nm) of torque, and operators will be able to select from either manual or fully automatic EATON transmissions.
The model mix will see the ProStar well placed to handle applications including tipper and dog work, single trailer line-haul and 34 pallet B-Double duties.
Among the options list available in the trucks will be a full multimedia system and slim line bullbar to maximise trailer set length for B-Double applications.
Meantime, Iveco say they will continue to offer the Iveco Powerstar in Australia for customers who prefer a European driveline, while details of the International Trucks Dealer Network will be released in the new year.