The Kenworth T700 and Paccar MX have been well-received in Canada, officials say.
CONCORD, Ont. — Kenworth’s new T700 and the Paccar MX engine are being featured on a cross-continent road tour that stops at Kenworth Toronto in Concord, Ont. today.
The company says reaction so far at the Canadian stops has been positive.
“I think customers realize that Kenworth has hit a home run with its T700 and the Paccar MX engine,” said Ray Cotton, new and used truck sales manager for Inland Kenworth in Langley, B.C. “More than 100 customers came to our open house, and there was a good feeling in the air about both these new products. They’re a great one-two punch generating a lot of excitement. During the event, we even had an owner/operator place an order for a T700 with Paccar MX engine. Everyone likes all the headroom and interior amenities. Plus the aerodynamics, coupled with the fuel savings of the Paccar MX, can mean lower operating costs for our customers.”
In Calgary, the tour coincided with 40th anniversary celebrations at GreatWest Kenworth.
“We had close to 300 customers on hand and we dovetailed the tour with a vendor fair and anniversary-celebration luncheon,” said Jeff Storwick, co-president of GreatWest Kenworth. “It was a great event, with great customers and a great new product lineup.”
And in Edmonton, nearly 250 customers showed up at the Edmonton Kenworth – Northside dealership.
“Our market area is in an upswing and the T700 is really going to give us a push in the wide cab market,” said Vance Klepper, truck sales manager of Edmonton Kenworth – Northside. “That was reinforced by the positive reaction we received. All the interior space, stylish look and aerodynamic features on the new T700 impressed a lot of our key customers.”
After today’s stop in Concord (from noon to 5 p.m.), the tour moves on to: Kenworth Maska (Sept. 28); Kenworth Quebec (Sept. 29); and Bayview Kenworth – Moncton (Oct. 1).
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