Latest trendy vehicle does 7 miles to gallon

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The Independent US

With oil prices hitting new highs each week, the idea of introducing a new vehicle which does seven miles to the gallon of diesel would appear to be folly. But that hasn't stopped Texas-based International Truck from wheeling out its CXT, which makes Arnold Schwarzenegger's Hummer seem positively eco-friendly.

With oil prices hitting new highs each week, the idea of introducing a new vehicle which does seven miles to the gallon of diesel would appear to be folly. But that hasn't stopped Texas-based International Truck from wheeling out its CXT, which makes Arnold Schwarzenegger's Hummer seem positively eco-friendly.

The CXT is as long as a London bus and seats five. International Truck says that at a retail price of $93,000 (£52,000) it is perfect for a range of businesses in the construction and landscaping field. It believes they can benefit from the 220hp with 540lb-ft of torque delivered by the CXT.

The Hummer, previously the most environmentally hostile private car, as modelled by the recently elected Governor of California, does 10 miles to the gallon. The price of oil in the US rose 66 cents yesterday to $44.50 a barrel.

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