UNION CITY, IN
– Workhorse’s walk-in truck has a new look via a new nose and front grill. This exterior face-lift is the latest in a series of significant walk-in changes introduced by Workhorse Custom Chassis, which manufactures chassis for walk-in trucks, motor homes, and buses. Workhorse is a wholly owned subsidiary of International Truck and Engine Corporation, and the grill of the new nose design makes the Workhorse walk-in a clear cousin of International’s models.
“This design communicates a number of things,” said Jay Sandler, Workhorse vice president – commercial product. “First, this is a Workhorse truck that is obviously part of the International family. It shows at a glance the great synergy that is developing between Workhorse and International that reinforces our plan to grow the walk-in market for smaller fleets and the off-the-lot buyer. Second, this design clearly says this is a truck, and a truck than can do some heavy lifting. As such, it communicates the capabilities of our new heavy-duty 23,500 lb. GVWR W62 chassis in respect to the tough jobs that trucks are needed for.”
The initial Workhorse model is now available on an 86-inch wide body. Within the next couple months, a 96-inch wide body will be offered. Both models have cargo body lengths from 10 to 22 feet, built on the full range of Workhorse gas and diesel chassis options from 9,400 lb. GVWR to 23,500 lb. GVWR. Workhorse uses General Motors 4.8, 6.0, and 8.1L Vortec gas engines and International’s 4.5L MaxxForce 5 V-6 diesel powerplant.