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New Kenworth W990 To Star in Road Tours
LAS VEGAS, Nev., September 28, 2018 - The new Kenworth W990 will star in two Kenworth W990 Road Tours slated to visit 20 Kenworth dealerships in the United States and Canada during October and November.
“Kenworth’s long-hood conventional is the enduring symbol of North American trucking for professional drivers, owner-operators and fleets. The new Kenworth W990 builds upon that strong legacy by delivering the significant, next-step evolution wrapped in traditional styling, craftsmanship, luxury and power,” said Kevin Baney, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing. “During the two Kenworth Road Tours, we’re bringing four Kenworth W990s out on the road for the world of trucking to see and experience.”
The first Kenworth W990 Road Tour begins Oct. 10, and showcases two W990 tractors equipped with 76-inch mid-roof sleepers. The first W990 is painted with a stunning Blackout II Metallic Black color, and is equipped with the proprietary PACCAR Powertrain consisting of the PACCAR MX-13 engine rated at 485-hp and 1,650 lb-ft of torque, the 12-speed PACCAR automated transmission and PACCAR 40K tandem rear axles. The second W990 has an Eaton® Fuller® 18-speed manual transmission, and Meritor’s 13K front axle and 40K rear axles. The truck’s paint design is a classic 3-color Sunset design in Blackout II, Sparkling Blue Metallic and Harvest Gold.
Both trucks feature the W990 Limited Edition interior, which includes rich black leather, embroidered W990 logo, Ravenwood door and dash trim accents, Royal Blue double-stitched diamond door pads, black leather wrapped steering wheel with Royal Blue stitching, and driver and passenger seats with suede charcoal inserts and perforated leather with Royal Blue backing.
The second Kenworth W990 Road Tour commences on Oct. 19, and includes two W990s. The featured truck is equipped with a 76-inch mid-roof sleeper and Limited Edition interior, PACCAR MX-13 engine rated at 510-hp and 1,850 lb-ft of torque, and Eaton® Fuller®18-speed manual transmission. It has the Strobe paint design in Blackout II Metallic Black and Surf Blue Metallic. The second truck is a heavy haul W990 day cab with a PACCAR 20K front axle, 46K Dana Spicer rear axle, and Blackout II Metallic Black paint.
The Kenworth W990 sets a powerful new industry standard, and is designed to maximize performance in line haul, pickup and delivery, and regional hauling operations. Available in day cab, 40-inch Flat Top, and 52-inch and 76-inch mid-roof sleeper configurations, the W990 is standard with the proprietary PACCAR Powertrain.
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KENWORTH W990 ROAD TOUR SCHEDULE
Oct. 10: MHC Kenworth – Atlanta / Atlanta Motor Speedway
Oct. 15: Kenworth of Louisiana – Port Allen
Oct. 19: MHC Kenworth – Des Moines
Oct. 23: Kenworth of Louisville
Oct. 25: Michigan Kenworth – Dearborn
Oct. 26: Youngstown Kenworth
Oct. 29: Truck Enterprises – Harrisonburg
Oct. 30: Kenworth of Pennsylvania – Shartlesville
Nov. 2: Kenworth Montreal
Nov. 8: GreatWest Kenworth – Grand Prairie
Nov. 9: Edmonton Kenworth – Leduc
Nov. 12: Motor Power Equipment – Billings
Nov. 14: Kenworth Sales Company – Salt Lake City
Nov. 16: Inland Kenworth – Phoenix
Oct. 19: Kenworth Northwest – Lakewood
Oct. 25: MHC Kenworth – Denver
Oct. 27: ATA Conference – Austin
Oct. 31: Performance Kenworth – Houston
Nov. 1: MHC Kenworth – Dallas
Nov. 8: Truckworx Kenworth – Jackson
Nov. 12: Kenworth of South Texas - San Antonio