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Up close: Navistar CatalIST SuperTruck

NEW CARLISLSE, IN. What could be cooler than the SuperTruck concept vehicles that have been built by North American OEMs with research funding from U.S. Dept. of Energy? Taking one out for a spin, that’s what. And Navistar let American Trucker do just that earlier this month when the newly unveiled CatalIST was on hand during a product demonstration day at the company’s 700-acre test facility here.

Powered by the Navistar N13 engine, the CatalIST’s refined aerodynamics, use of lighter-weight materials, and technologies such as predictive cruise deliver fuel efficiency of better than 13 miles per gallon.

The slides go into some of the details.

(Photos by Kevin Jones/American Trucker)

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