Kenworth Announces 2010 Engine Offerings For Class 8 On-Highway and Vocational Trucks

LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 24, 2010 – Kenworth Truck Company today announced its 2010 engine offerings for its Class 8 on-highway and vocational trucks.
Leading Kenworth’s engine lineup is the new 2010 PACCAR MX engine on Kenworth Class 8 trucks. The PACCAR MX engine is available with a wide horsepower range of 380- to 485-hp and torque outputs up to 1,750 lb-ft.
“Kenworth has an outstanding 2010 engine lineup for Class 8 on-highway and vocational customers,” said Jason Skoog, Kenworth director of marketing planning and research. “We’re especially excited to introduce the 2010 PACCAR MX engine into the North American market. Excellent fuel efficiency, low cost of ownership, high reliability and durability, and lightweight design make the PACCAR MX engine an ideal choice for both over-the-road line haul and vocational applications.”
Kenworth also has several 2010 Cummins engines in its lineup. The Cummins ISX15 engine, rated from 400- to 600-hp and 1,450 to 2,050 lb-ft of torque, is offered for the T660, T700, T800, W900 and C500. The Cummins ISL9 engine rated up to 380-hp and 1,300 lb-ft of torque is available for the Kenworth T440, T470 and W900S.  The Cummins ISX11.9 will be available in the second half of 2010 in the T660, T800 and W900S models.
For Kenworth natural gas vehicles, engines include the Cummins Westport ISL G engine at 320-hp and 1,000 lb-ft of torque for the Kenworth T440 and W900S. The ISL G engine operates on either compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG). In addition, the T800 liquefied natural gas truck equipped with the Westport GX engine is rated at 450-hp and 1,650 lb-ft torque, and up to 1,750 lb-ft. with the Cummins SmartTorque option.
Contact your Kenworth dealer for more information on Kenworth’s 2010 engine offerings for Kenworth Class 8 on-highway and vocational vehicles.
Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best(R) heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth is an industry leader in providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The company’s dedication to the green fleet includes aerodynamic trucks, medium duty diesel-electric hybrids, and liquefied natural gas trucks. In 2009, Kenworth became the first truck manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Excellence award in recognition of its environmentally friendly products. In addition, Kenworth is the recipient of the 2009 J.D. Power and Associates awards for Highest in Customer Satisfaction for both Over the Road Segment and Pickup and Delivery Segment Class 8 Trucks, and for Heavy Duty Dealer Service. Kenworth’s Internet home page is at Kenworth. A PACCAR Company.