GM is returning to the medium duty truck market that it abandoned at the the height of the great autoimplosion of 2009. Starting in 2018 GM will begin supplying Navistar with engines and other components for the production of yet to be announced vehicle. Manufacturing will take place at International’s Springfield plant following a twelve million dollar expansion and the hiring of 300 new workers. Interestingly enough this joint product will be sold by Chevy and International dealers with slight cosmetic differences between the two trucks. There will be no GMC version. While this partnership is still in the very early the stages with very little concrete details available it doesn’t take a crystal ball to imagine that the International TerraStar is not long for this world. It falls squarely in the planed footprint of the new GM/Navistar love child. Those of you with long memories may recall that International was at one point interested in purchasing the class 4 and 5 products of GM.
Sources: GM, Navistar Partner to Build Commercial Trucks – PickupTrucks.com
Navistar-GM Partnership Could Spell End for TerraStar – CCJ.com