Kenworth Truck Co. introduced its “most aerodynamic truck ever,” the T680, on Wednesday, March 21, in Louisville, Ky.
The T680′s features include sculpted full-height roof, optimized bumper and hood, full-height side extenders, cab/sleeper-to-fairings closeout panels, chassis fairings extenders and flush-mounted lighting. Compared to other similar models, it has a 10 percent enhancement in aerodynamics, 65 percent more storage capacity, a 50 percent larger windshield, 40 percent less interior noise, 30 percent larger door openings and best-in-class forward lighting.
“Our goal for the T680 is to be best-in-class in key areas, including aerodynamics, quietness, comfort, reliability, durability and serviceability,” said Gary Moore, Kenworth general manager and Paccar vice president.
“The Kenworth T680 is Kenworth’s most aerodynamic truck … ever,” said Preston Feight, Kenworth chief engineer.
The Kenworth T680 is designed to maximize performance in linehaul, pickup-and-delivery and regional hauling operations. Available with a new 76-inch sleeper or as a day cab, the T680 is standard with the fuel-efficient 12.9-liter Paccar MX engine and optional with the Cummins ISX15 engine.
Kenworth’s newly designed T680 cab is a 83 inches wide with 23 inches of room between the seats. The T680 offers the premium Diamond VIT and Vantage trim levels and two interior color options of Sandstone Tan and Slate Gray.
Key Kenworth T680 features include:
Stamped aluminum cab: The lightweight and corrosion-resistant cab uses stamped aluminum panels joined with self-penetrating Henrob fasteners. Acoustic treatments in the floor and firewall help block out airborne noise.
Sleeper: A new 76-inch sleeper is integrated with the cab. The sleeper is 96 inches wide with a high ceiling and has 60 cubic feet of storage and a full-height wardrobe cabinet. A new Kenworth innovation is the rotating table, which is robust enough for daily use.