New Kenworth rig showcased during national tour

KIRKLAND, Wash. — After passing the halfway point of a national tour featuring the new aerodynamic and highly efficient Kenworth T660 model, Kenworth dealers are receiving outstanding comments and order interest from customers.

Terry Crouse, branch and sales manager of Kenworth of Central Florida in Lakeland, Fla., said customers really like the Kenworth T660’s new hood and grille appearance.

“This is very positive because it places the truck in the world of chrome and shine and delivers an attractive aerodynamic look,” he said.

The Kenworth T660 Road Tour launched this past summer will cover about 18,000 miles stopping at nearly 60 Kenworth dealerships.

Allen Phibbs, general manager of Truck Enterprises in Richmond, Va., said he saw strong positive customer response during the Kenworth T660 Road Tour stop at the dealership.

“Customers liked the T660’s efficient driver displays on the dash and the advanced forward lighting system,” he noted.

The T660 is offered in day cab, modular sleeper and AeroCab sleeper configurations, including the premium Kenworth T660 Pendleton Limited Edition interior available with Kenworth’s 86-inch AeroCab and 72-inch AeroCab AERODYNE sleepers.

“Customers were impressed with the clean install of the 2007 engine under the hood and the room that’s available for the exhaust system,” said Tim Mitchell, vice-president and a principal at Kenworth of Pennsylvania, who noted that all of his dealership’s many major customers attended the T660 tour stop in Carlisle, Pa.

Ted Matthews, vice-president and general manager at Kenworth of Pennsylvania in Dunmore, Pa., added that he is working on multiple T660 orders in the coming year based off positive customer responses.

A road tour map, four-minute video and product features of the new Kenworth T660 model are available on Kenworth’s Web site at

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