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International(R) RXT Makes Its SEMA Debut, Joins World's Largest Pick-Up Truck, The International(R) CXT

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LAS VEGAS, Oct. 31, 2005 -- International Truck and Engine Corporation, the operating company of Navistar International Corporation and a leading truck manufacturer, announced it will showcase the International RXT, its latest commercial pickup truck, as well as the International CXT, at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas today through Friday (Nov. 1-4).

The International RXT, which will be available to customers in March, will make its first appearance at SEMA. The eight-foot-tall International RXT is a 4x2 pickup truck targeted at commercial customers in markets requiring excellent towing capability including equestrian, boating, racecar hauling and RV. It features an eight-foot-long bed, great hauling and tow capability and commercial hydraulic brakes for stopping large loads or trailers.

"The International RXT is the ultimate workhorse truck for many vocations," said Tom Cellitti, vice president and general manager of International's Medium Truck Vehicle Center. "With its large crew cab, powerful V8 diesel engine, and heavy-duty commercial features, this truck will be particularly appealing for applications that require extra muscle."

Back for the second year, the International CXT, a 4x4 pickup, continues to generate widespread excitement. Built for business owners that want a truck that promotes their business as much as it performs on the job, the International CXT has been used by several major corporations to showcase their new products and is popular with a range of commercial vocations including auto body repair, construction and landscaping.

During the past year, International has updated the International CXT with customized interiors and more horsepower. At SEMA, two specially-designed International CXTs, one by West Coast Customs(R) and one by Southern Comfort Conversions, will include such features as heated leather seats with remote- control seat massage, ultra-luxurious carpeting and mounted video-game consoles. Today's International CXT now comes standard with a horsepower rating of 300 hp and 860 lb-ft of torque and also offers an ultimate tow package with 310 horsepower and 950 lb-ft of torque.

"The International CXT continues to make a big and bold statement," said Nick Matich, vice president and general manager of International's Severe Service Truck Vehicle Center. "We will be showcasing several examples of how owners can customize their vehicles to their distinct personalities."

Orders for the International RXT can be placed through International dealers throughout North America starting Jan. 1, with delivery as early as March. Prices will start in the high $70,000s. The International CXT is available for ordering immediately and its price starts at about $120,000.

For more information on the new International RXT or International CXT trucks or to find a local International dealer, visit .

International Truck and Engine Corporation is the operating company of Navistar International Corporation . The company produces International(R) brand commercial trucks, mid-range diesel engines and IC brand school buses and is a private label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck, van and SUV markets. With the broadest distribution network in North America, the company also provides financing for customers and dealers. Additionally, through a joint venture with Ford Motor Company, the company builds medium commercial trucks and sells truck and diesel engine service parts. Additional information is available at .