• Feb 9, 2005

CXT 

On Day 1 of the press days International had their infamous CXT on display along with a "smaller" truck concept called the MXT. I apologize for the images but the lighting in the hall is not great. I think the lights are still warming up in places. Mitsubishi was completely dark (ominous sign). There was also a huge covered vehicle that we're guessing is the new mega-SUV the company will unveil tomorrow morning. Should be interesting. By the way the size of these things is ridiculous. They clearly should not be marketed to citizen drivers. Click through for more pictures.



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      • 10 Years Ago
      What exactly is unsafe about them?
      • 9 Years Ago
      http://truckinginfo.com/news/news_detail.asp?news_id=35765
      • 9 Years Ago
      This is just obscene. I saw a CXT in a Denny's parking lot a couple of days ago, and went looking online to see if I could find pics to show others. It's a monstrosity. Citizens should NOT be allowed to purchase these vehicles, and I really don't see the point in their existence anyways. There are semis for heavy hauling, and you need a truck liscence to drive them, not just any joe schmo can drive one for recreation. That's the way it should stay. What happens is one idiot redneck gets a little too happy about his purchase, and (influenced by alcohol or not) hits a normal sized car (not an SUV). The other car doesn't have a chance. This is just wrong. I'm disgusted.
      • 10 Years Ago
      It might be brown rice?
      • 10 Years Ago
      The front looks like a semi. Oh, wait, it is a semi. In defense of International, you can get larger semis than this. They are called dump trucks.
      • 10 Years Ago
      the photos are really dark. I'm waiting to get home to lighten them up. The lighting at the show was really bad.
      • 10 Years Ago
      David, thanks for the coverage. I'm looking forward to seeing your other pics. Any word on the RXT from them? Seth, I'm with you. It's the driver, not the car. Any car poorly driven is a hazard. These trucks are not inherently unsafe, it's the Ashton Kuchar's of the world that make them unsafe. And, I'm on record as wanting a CXT. I'll never ever be able to afford it, but I do want one. It's the perfect truck to haul my 27,000 sailboat.
      • 10 Years Ago
      Hey my company builds the CXT & MXT the MXT is a military version that we prettyed up for the Chicago show to see what kind of response they would get. We are also going to offer the stargate mobile system on the CXT stargatemobil.com it can give sattelite tv and wireless bluetooth detachable lap top among other things...
      • 9 Years Ago
      some say the mxt isn't safe, nothing is safe unless operated properly, I come from a family of IH owners from my 62 scout 80 all the way to my 67 1300 1 ton. all I can say is it's about time the professionals came out and showed chevy ford and dodge how it's suposed to be done. if it's got IH on it, it's going to last a long long time, and it will always have great value (at least in my mind). at 29 years old I'm not the oldest die hard IH fan, but I'll be willing to bet that I love the IH line more than anyone on earth. god bless IH for building a truch that I'd be willing to spend my hard earned money to own, cause the "others" can't seem to get it right. when the mxt is released, I'll be FIRST in line to get one or two for myself, and I know my grandkids (in 20 or 30 years) will love the "old trucks" I'll give them. IH forever! John Gardner
      • 9 Years Ago
      I think that the MXT is International's attempt at competing with Freightliner's new (Mercedes)Unimog. The Unimog can probably outperform the MXT in everything except for pricing. I supppose it all comes down to how much more you are willing to pay for that extra performance. If you don't need the over-the-top off-road abilities of the Unimog, the MXT will probably be a better value. If you guys have no Idea what I am talking about, check out these links and post your thoughts. http://www.unimogtrucks.com/ http://www2.mercedes-benz.co.uk/content/unitedkingdom/mpc/mpc_unitedkingdom_website/en/home_mpc/unimog.html
      • 10 Years Ago
      As always I'm thinking that it's the people behind the wheel that make the car unsafe, not the vehicle itself. A tired argument, I know.
      • 9 Years Ago
      This is just obscene. I saw a CXT in a Denny's parking lot a couple of days ago, and went looking online to see if I could find pics to show others. It's a monstrosity. Citizens should NOT be allowed to purchase these vehicles, and I really don't see the point in their existence anyways. There are semis for heavy hauling, and you need a truck liscence to drive them, not just any joe schmo can drive one for recreation. That's the way it should stay. What happens is one idiot redneck gets a little too happy about his purchase, and (influenced by alcohol or not) hits a normal sized car (not an SUV). The other car doesn't have a chance. This is just wrong. I'm disgusted.
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