Peterbilt Model 579 production begins

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DENTON, Texas — Producing is now underway for the Peterbilt Model 579, the company has announced. The 579, first launched during the Mid-America Trucking Show in March, features aerodynamic styling designed for superior fuel efficiency and an interior optimized for operator comfort and productivity. The first 579 production vehicles are being built for Peterbilt and PacLease dealers.

“This is truly a historic occasion for our Peterbilt Denton production team,” said Bill Kozek, Peterbilt general manager and Paccar vice-president.

Features of the 579 include its new 2.1-metre aluminum cab (available in a day cab, or with detachable sleeper) and an integrated Paccar MX 12.9-litre engine.

“After years of research, product development, capital investments, customer input, and vehicle testing, this final result is a combination of total performance innovation and highest quality,” said Kozek. “This vehicle is truly one that delivers confidence and efficiency for bottom-line driven companies.”

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