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Sterling introduces Class 3 version of 360

REDFORD, Mich. -- Sterling has introduced a new Class 3 version of its 360 truck which is the lightest in its lineu...


Sterling has expanded its lineup to include a Class 3 version of its 360 truck.
Sterling has expanded its lineup to include a Class 3 version of its 360 truck.

REDFORD, Mich. — Sterling has introduced a new Class 3 version of its 360 truck which is the lightest in its lineup. A number of enhancements to the existing 360 have also been unveiled.

The Sterling 360 was first introduced last year. Its a low cabover truck built to maximize fuel economy and for ease of body upfitting. Available in Class 3-5 configurations, the 360 will be upgraded to deliver more horsepower, a lower chassis and standard cruise control, Sterling officials have announced.

“Along with the new Sterling Bullet, our versatile light-duty and mid-range vehicles were developed for a wide range of applications, including pickup and delivery, construction, landscaping, and more,” said Matthew Stevenson, director of light commercial vehicles for Sterling Truck Corporation. “We’re excited to bring the Class 3 model of the Sterling 360 to market, and give our customers yet another tool to help run their business.”

The Class 3 model 360 is already available to order and will be reaching dealers by the fall, the company announced. The Class 3 model has a GVW of 12,500 lbs, making it ideal for applications that dont require the load carrying capacity of Class 4 or 5 models. The company says it offers best-in-class maneuverability, a roomy cab and industry-leading fuel mileage.

The Class 3 360 features an on-board diagnostics system (OBD-II), which provides a universal inspection and diagnostics method. The new feature is also being rolled out on Class 4 and 5 versions of the 360.

All 2008 model year 360s have been upgraded to provide increased productivity and enhanced driver comfort, the company announced. A diesel particulate filters has been added to meet 2007 emissions standards. Sterling officials say it has been added without compromising body installation options or ground clearance. The new engines boast higher horsepower, from 175 hp to 185.

The 360s chassis has been lowered by two inches making loading and unloading easier. This was possible due to the improved cooling system and a change in frame height on 2008 models. New 360s will come standard with features including air conditioning, automatic transmissions and now cruise control will also be a standard option. Operators can use cruise control to limit top speed and accelerate the engine during stationary PTO applications, company officials said.

The Class 5 360 is now available with a 189-inch wheelbase and keyless entry is available on all models. For more information about the new Sterling 360, visit www.betterallaroundtruck.com.


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