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  • First Look: Unicat Expands Line with MXT

First Look: Unicat Expands Line with MXT

Editors of Truck Trend
Jul 24, 2008
UnicatAmericas has added an expedition model built on the International MXT chassis. Eight feet wide, 12 feet high, and 313 inches long on a 193-inch wheelbase, the unit is powered by an International VT365 (6.0-liter) V-8 turbodiesel with 300 horses and 530 pound-feet of torque, with an Allison 2200 five-speed automatic, two-speed transfer case, and 395/85R20 Michelins on split rims. The crew cab is upgraded with four Air Ride Recaro seats, Alpine audio system, and Garmin GPS with rear camera and Weatherfax.
The fiberglass/polyester coach is chassis-mounted at three points to eliminate distortion and has a queen-size bed with opening roof panel, convertible dining table, three stainless watertight outside storage compartments, and a roof-mounted spare with hoist. Radiant heat is used for the teak-floored main cabin, the shower, and under the bed. Features include a Kissman 113-liter refrigerator and like-size freezer, electric range, microwave, stainless-steel sinks with water filter, and ceramic toilet.
Photo 2/2   |   unicat America International Mxt front View
Environmental systems include a Webasto diesel water heater and backup eight-gallon Force 10 boiler, 13,500-btu Penguin AC, 4.5kw Fischer Panda generator in a positive-pressure compartment, three 123-watt solar panels, a 3000-watt inverter, and six 210AH AGM marine batteries (2 chassis, 4 coach). It carries about 200 gallons of diesel, 110 gallons of fresh water, and 15/25 gallons of black/gray water.
Notable options include 12,000-pound electric winches at each end, voice/data global communications systems, and a six-gph reverse osmosis watermaker. Pricing hasn't been announced but we'd expect the MXT to cost around $500,000.
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