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New Kenworth T680 To Star In Road Tour
Showcases Kenworth’s Most Aerodynamic Truck Ever, Features Fabulous Trailer with Exciting Exhibits
LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 21, 2012 - Kenworth Truck Company today announced the Kenworth T680 Road Tour, which begins in May and will visit 100 Kenworth dealers in the United States and Canada throughout the year.
The Kenworth T680 Road Tour features the new aerodynamic T680 introduced at the Mid-America Trucking Show. The Kenworth T680 sets an industry standard for aerodynamics and fuel efficiency, and is designed to maximize performance in line haul, pickup and delivery, and regional hauling operations. Available with a new 76-inch sleeper or as a day cab, the T680 is standard with the 12.9-liter PACCAR MX engine.
"We're excited to take Kenworth's most aerodynamic truck ever on the road to fleets and truck operators. And, we're doing it in style. We've developed an extraordinary, self-guided exhibit that needs to be experienced. Everything is interactive, and you don't want to miss it," said Reid Nabarrete, Kenworth assistant general manager for marketing and sales. "Each display within the fabulous, double-expanding, 53-foot T680 tour trailer features major enhancements that all come together to make the Kenworth T680 the new industry standard for aerodynamics, quietness, comfort, visibility, reliability, durability and serviceability."
The Kenworth exhibit is available for viewing through Saturday, March 24, outside the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center's South Wing during the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville.
The T680 tour trailer features nearly 1,000 square-feet of exhibit space. The self-contained Kenworth tour trailer has a 40-kilowatt generator to provide heat and cooling as needed to maintain a very comfortable environment for visitors.
Inside, visitors can examine T680 displays on aerodynamics, full day cab, new sleeper, seats, trim levels and interior color options, robust effortless-closing doors, best in class headlamp system, and test the ease of the new air-assisted hydraulic clutch. Also featured are the Kenworth NavPlus® system with Bluetooth capability for hands-free cell phone calling, and the fuel-efficient, low-emission PACCAR MX engine.
In addition, watch a feature video on the "Building of the Kenworth T680". Learn more about the T680 through descriptions of the features, advantages and benefits of the truck's exterior and interior. Explore Kenworth's long and distinguished history through a wall display featuring historical Kenworth trucks of the past, and Kenworth's many industry innovations over the past 89 years. See Kenworth's many prestigious satisfaction awards. Review a wall display of Kenworth's leading partner suppliers. Tour Partners include Alcoa, Bendix, Eaton and Michelin.
Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World's Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth is an industry leader in providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The company's dedication to the green fleet includes aerodynamic trucks, compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks, and medium duty diesel-electric hybrids. Kenworth is the only truck manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Air Excellence award in recognition of its environmentally friendly products. In addition, the fuel-efficient Kenworth T700 equipped with the low-emission PACCAR MX engine was named the 2011 Heavy Duty Commercial Truck of the Year by the American Truck Dealers. Kenworth is also the recipient of the 2011 J.D. Power and Associates award for Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Heavy Duty Truck Dealer Service. Kenworth's Internet home page is at www.kenworth.com. Kenworth. A PACCAR Company.