The Numbers Don't Lie:

International LT Series is MPG Leader


The Situation


The recently-launched International A26 engine was born from a new way of thinking. International engineers were given free rein to create the industry’s best 12.4L (12-13L) engine, and that’s exactly what they did. As with any new product launch, customers want to see proof that the numbers add up before making a decision. Today, we’re excited to announce that the proof is in.


International Truck contracted the PIT Group to conduct an unbiased, third-party fuel economy test between the LT Series and its main competitors. PIT Group, a division of FPInnovations, is a leading research organization with extensive knowledge of the trucking industry, strong engineering capacity, and the ability to provide indisputable test results.

The testing compared the 2018 International LT 625 Class 8 tractor equipped with the 12.4L A26 engine, 2018 Freightliner Cascadia CA126SLP with a DD13, 2018 Kenworth T680 with a PACCAR MX-13 and 2018 Volvo VNL670 equipped with a Volvo D13. The results were remarkable and will reshape the way the industry thinks about 12-13L engines.


A History of Proof


International has a long history of using third-party validation. We recognize the value our customers place on making decisions that are informed, and results from third-party testing help them do just that. To date, International Truck is the only Class-8 truck manufacturer to publish company-initiated third-party testing results. Here are a few examples that demonstrate fuel economy leadership.