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Kenworth Introduces New T170 Model, Expands Product Line into Class 5 Market
January 21st, 2008
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KIRKLAND, Wash, October 3, 2007 Kenworth Truck Company today announced that it is expanding into the Class 5 market with the introduction of the Kenworth T170 model.
The Kenworth T170 is a straight truck in a 4×2 configuration with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) up to 19,500 lbs. Standard features include the PACCAR PX-6 engine rated at 200 hp and 520 ft-lb of torque, 8,000 lb. front axle and 11,500 lb. rear axle, hydraulic brakes, low-frame height chassis with 19.5 inch wheels and tires, power door locks, passenger-side electric windows (optional on driver™s side), and Kenworth DayLite doors with right-hand peeper window. Customers can choose a manual or automatic transmission. The 6.7-liter PACCAR PX-6 engine offers the highest horsepower to weight ratio in the industry and has a 2-year warranty with unlimited miles. The Kenworth T170 is available with the Kenworth Medium Duty Van Body Program.
Kenworth™s latest addition to its expanding medium duty truck lineup offers outstanding performance, quality and reliability, said Gary Moore, Kenworth assistant general manager for marketing and sales. The Kenworth T170 provides a highly affordable and maneuverable product for customers in a diversity of applications in the non-CDL, Class 5 market while also aiding driver retention. Customers will also benefit by being able to have their T170s serviced at Kenworth dealerships instead of at car dealerships.