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Kenworth unveils new aerodynamic highway tractor

Kenworth has introduced a new Class 8 tractor it says offers improved styling, aerodynamics and fuel economy....


Kenworth has introduced a new Class 8 tractor it says offers improved styling, aerodynamics and fuel economy.

The T660 was unveiled at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

The new tractor will be available for delivery with the new 2007 engines underneath the hood. The truck stands apart from other Kenworth tractors thanks to its tall, narrow grille which provides for better aerodynamics as well as the improved cooling capacity required for the ’07 engines. The truck’s new forward lighting system also makes it easily identifiable.

The new halogen project low beam headlamps provide 40% more light down the road compared to previous sealed beam lamps, the company says, adding the new headlights also last three times as long as current designs.

The T660 interior includes an enhanced multiplexed electrical instrumentation system as well as a Kenworth GPS navigation system. A driver’s display also provides information on items such as real-time fuel economy, a gear display, an electronic alarm clock and an ignition timer.

Another first on the T660 is Kenworth’s new Clean Power System – the industry’s first engine-off cooling system. It’s a battery-powered climate control system that can provide heating and cooling (as well as 110 volt power) for a full 10 hours with ambient temperatures of over 90 degrees F.


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