New engine for Prostar and dealers for Intertruck

2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineSeptember 18, 2020

Local manufacturer, distributor and dealer for International Trucks, Intertruck Distributors, has announced the new RH Prostar A26 – a conventional model with a 13-litre engine and about 350kg reduced weight. 

Intertruck managing director Comer Board says the new model is expected to dominate its tare category, while offering significant fuel and emissions savings. This is due to the new model conforming to the EPA 17 GHG emissions standard, which is more stringent than the latest Euro emissions standards. 

Intertruck has also welcomed four new dealers to the brand:

  • Prestige International, Auckland – sales, parts and service

  • CVC, Christchurch – parts and service

  • P & B Mechanical, Waikato – parts and service

  • Motor Works HB, Hawke‘s Bay – parts and service.

“Our focus is to lead New Zealand in vehicle productivity and to continue growing our dealer network. We appreciate these businesses investing in our brand. These dealers are committed to holding VOR parts, operating our software, and training technicians to our highest level,” says Board. 

Intertruck‘s national service dealer coverage now tallies 29. 

“Intertruck is in its 24th year as the New Zealand distributor for International, backed by amazing support from Navistar to supply cutting edge products under its manufacturing guidance. Our investment has resulted in our delivering the best from International‘s product range through local assembly. Since Covid our market share has increased; the assembly lines are at full capacity, thanks to the support from all of our customers,” Board says.

Board adds that Navistar and Iveco Australia ending their International sales agreement has no impact on the New Zealand business. 

“We have worked with Navistar in utilising our own manufacturing capability to continue right-hand drive in conventional products, based on their current model range. Iveco has chosen not to take this option, it is unfortunate this important point and opportunity was not realised. The difference is Intertruck has a long-term investment with International, driven by passionate staff, customers and our dealer network.”