1996-10-01

International Design of A Midsize Crew Cab Truck 962194

The design of a crew cab pickup for international truck markets is described. It is based on North American Pickup and Utility models. The design meets market and regulatory requirements for international use while providing flexibility in models and options. Engineering resources from North America and Brazil supported the design, build, development, and testing. Strategies used to exploit the existing pickup and utility designs will be explained. Specific packaging and structural challenges will be reviewed. Basing the design on an existing vehicle reduced design and tooling, while constraining the design solutions. Concurrent engineering of all variants of a platform would optimize the design.

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