The new Kenworth medium duty conventional models will enter production in the fourth quarter, Kenworth announced this week at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.
“The Kenworth T270 Class 6 and T370 Class 7 models will provide outstanding quality, performance and durability and are great additions to Kenworth’s medium-duty product line,” said Gary Moore, Kenworth assistant general manager for marketing and sales. “Customers will appreciate the world-class lighting system, stylish hood and grille, and excellent value for a wide range of medium duty applications.”
Kenworth T270 and T370 applications include food and beverage distributors, propane and fuel fleets, towing and recovery operators, general construction and landscape firms, and dry, refrigerated and side-curtain van operations.
Both models are available with the PACCAR PX-6 engine rated to 325 hp and 750 ft-lb of torque, and with the PACCAR PX-8 engine rated to 330 hp and 1,000 ft-lb of torque. Customers can choose manual or automatic transmissions and air or hydraulic brakes. Both models offer many exhaust options for the various wheelbases, especially important to body builders that work with medium duty customers.
The Kenworth T270 and T370 feature new halogen projector low beam headlamps with 30% more light down the road and three times longer life than sealed beam headlamps. The hood is made of sheet molded composite (SMC) for enhanced fit and finish, while a new hood assist device and 90-degree hood tilt opening offer superior access to the engine compartment for ease of service. A one-piece chrome or painted bumper and new Metton(R) quarter fenders provide additional durability and impact resistance.
Inside is an ergonomically-friendly, wrap-around instrument panel with large, easy-to-read, glare-free gauges. The fully trimmed cab is quiet with no doghouse, which helps to greatly reduce interior noise. Standard features include power door locks, passenger-side electric windows (optional on the driver’s side), and Kenworth DayLite(R) doors with peeper window. Drivers will also appreciate the 50-degree wheel cut for excellent maneuverability.
Kenworth’s medium duty product line will continue to include the K260 Class 6 and K360 Class 7 cabover models.