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New Pickup Dwarfs Hummer

January 6, 2005

Navistar International Corp., the commercial-truck company, has introduced a pickup that dwarfs the hulking sport-utility vehicle from General Motors Corp., according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.Touted as the "world's biggest pickup," the International 7300 CXT is nine feet tall, eight feet wide, and 21 1/2 feet long. That's 4 1/2 feet longer and more than two feet taller than the Hummer H2. Its price tag is also huge: $95,000 for the base model CXT. One that's fully loaded with leather seats, black-walnut wood trim, DVD player, rear-view camera, and a pickup bed that tilts runs $115,000, according to the Journal report.Aimed primarily at contractors and trailer haulers, the six-wheeler won't fit in the average home car garage. But the company hopes the truck, which can haul six tons of dirt and seats five, will appeal to everyday consumers as well.The pickup-truck segment continues to be popular with consumers. Overall, growth in sales rose 24.6 percent in September from a year earlier, according to Autodata Corp. in Woodcliff Lake, N.J.The truck's gross-vehicle-weight rating - its weight plus its maximum load-carrying capacity - is 25,900 pounds. Drivers of vehicles that are more than 26,000 pounds need to get a commercial driver's license, according to the Journal report.
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