Kenworth launches new long-hood conventional – the W990

3 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineOctober 1, 2018

Kenworth continued its tradition of driver-focused product development with the introduction of its new long-hood conventional – the Kenworth W990 – last week during a major unveiling event at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

“The new Kenworth W990 is a reflection of the Kenworth brand, ‘The World‘s Best‘, which represents the quality, engineering excellence, and both customer and driver focus that goes into every Kenworth we build,” said Mike Dozier, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president.

“We are passionate about our products, our customers that depend on them, and the drivers that operate them. We know that there are many customers and drivers out there who share our passion. The Kenworth W990 represents the pride, image and freedom of trucking, and captures the spirit of what trucking is all about,” Dozier said.

The Kenworth W990 sets a new industry standard, and is designed to maximise performance in line haul, pickup and delivery, regional haul, and heavy haul operations. At 131.5 inches from bumper to back-of-cab, the W990 establishes a bold presence among conventional trucks.

Available in day cab, 40-inch flat top, and 52-inch and 76-inch mid-roof sleeper configurations, the W990 is standard with the proprietary PACCAR Powertrain consisting of the PACCAR MX-13 engine rated up to 510-hp and 1,850 lb-ft of torque, a 12-speed PACCAR automated transmission and PACCAR 40K tandem rear axles.

Built on the proven 2.1-metre cab platform – used in the Kenworth T680 and T880 – the Kenworth W990 features driver comfort and amenities that are second to none. Special comfort and style options include the Limited Edition cab and sleeper interior, and the W990 Driver‘s Studio package of premium options.

The W990 builds upon Kenworth‘s long tradition of combining cutting-edge technology with exceptional craftsmanship, performance and quality. The W990 is standard with Kenworth TruckTech+ remote diagnostics system. Kenworth NAV+HD 7”, colour in-dash display provides access to valuable features such as truck-specific navigation, roadside assistance, vehicle data, hands-free calling, audio controls, blind-spot camera inputs and the Internet.

“The Kenworth W990‘s excellent performance, classical styling, premium finishes and lifestyle amenities underscore a sense of driver achievement and pride,” concluded Dozier. “We are driven to provide the best equipment in the industry to get the job done.”

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