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Kenworth Announces Kickoff Schedule For Kenworth T680 Road Tour
Stars Kenworth's Most Aerodynamic Truck Ever, Tour Trailer Exhibits
KIRKLAND, Wash., April 27, 2012 - Kenworth Truck Company today announced the initial tour stops for the Kenworth T680 Road Tour, which will visit 100 Kenworth dealers in the United States and Canada throughout the year.
The T680 tour opens Tuesday, May 8, at MHC Kenworth in Denver. During May and June, the T680 tour truck and comprehensive trailer exhibit will also visit Kenworth dealerships in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin, and the provinces of Ontario and Quebec. (See the schedule below.)
The Road Tour features the new T680, Kenworth's most aerodynamic truck ever. The T680 is designed to maximize performance in line haul, pickup and delivery, and regional hauling operations. Available with a new 76-inch AERODYNE® sleeper or as a day cab, the T680 is standard with the 12.9-liter PACCAR MX engine.
"It's exciting to bring the Kenworth T680 Road Tour to fleet and truck operators in the United States and Canada," said Erik Johnson, Kenworth on-highway marketing manager. "Many people have now heard about the T680, but there's nothing like experiencing the brand new Kenworth T680 in person. These dealer-hosted events are your best opportunity to sit in the driver's seat, check out the sleeper, and walk around the truck's exterior. While there, be sure to experience the interactive, self-guided tour in the spacious T680 trailer."
The double-expanding, 53-foot T680 tour trailer has nearly 1,000 square-feet of exhibit space. Visitors can watch a feature video on the "Building of the Kenworth T680". View T680 displays featuring industry-leading aerodynamics, a full day cab, the new sleeper, seats, trim levels and interior color options, robust effortless-closing doors, best in class headlamp system, and test the new air-assisted hydraulic clutch's ease of operation.
Learn more about the low-emission PACCAR MX engine and the Kenworth NavPlus® system with Bluetooth capability for hands-free cell phone calling on real working systems. And don't forget to explore the displays on Kenworth trucks of the past, Kenworth innovations, prestigious awards and leading partner suppliers. Tour Partners include Alcoa, Bendix, Eaton and Michelin.
Here are the initial stops on the Kenworth T680 Road Tour:
KENWORTH T680 Road TOUR SCHEDULE
May 8: MHC Kenworth - Denver / Denver, Colo.
May 10: MHC Kenworth - Kansas City / Kansas City, Mo.
May 15: Kenworth of Omaha / Omaha, Neb.
May 18: Rihm Kenworth /St. Paul, Minn.
May 22: Wisconsin Kenworth - Windsor / Windsor, Wis.
May 25: Kenworth Concord / Concord, Ont.
May 29: Kenworth Montreal / Ste-Laurent, Que.
June 1: Kenworth of Buffalo / Buffalo, N.Y.
June 5: Kenworth of Pennsylvania - Carlisle / Carlisle, Pa.
June 8: Kenworth of Indianapolis / Indianapolis, Ind.
June 12: MHC Kenworth - Nashville / Nashville, Tenn.
June 15: MHC Kenworth - Mableton / Mableton, Ga.
June 19: Kenworth of Birmingham / Birmingham, Ala.
June 22: MHC Kenworth - Dallas / Dallas, Texas
Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World's Best® 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, compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks, and medium duty diesel-electric hybrids. Kenworth is the only truck manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Air Excellence award in recognition of its environmentally friendly products. In addition, the fuel-efficient Kenworth T700 equipped with the low-emission PACCAR MX engine was named the 2011 Heavy Duty Commercial Truck of the Year by the American Truck Dealers. Kenworth is also the recipient of the 2011 J.D. Power and Associates award for Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Heavy Duty Truck Dealer Service. Kenworth's Internet home page is at www.kenworth.com. Kenworth. A PACCAR Company.