New Kenworth Medium Duty Models Begin Production at PACCAR Ste-Thérèse Assembly Plant
August 11, 2021 | News
The Kenworth new medium duty models are now in production at the PACCAR assembly plant in Ste-Thérèse.
“Our new medium duty trucks are an impressive addition to the World’s Best product line. They set the industry standard for quality, reliability, durability and performance for the many diverse medium duty applications in the U.S. and Canadian markets. It’s great to launch this new lineup into production at the PACCAR Ste-Thérèse plant,” said Kevin Baney, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president.
"The employees at PACCAR Ste-Thérèse are dedicated to building excellent medium duty trucks. Every vehicle they build is assembled with leading-edge technology. We take great pride in this opportunity to produce Kenworth’s outstanding new medium duty trucks,” said Chakib Toubal-Seghir, PACCAR Ste-Thérèse plant manager. The 425,000 square-foot state-of-the-art plant has produced nearly 240,000 medium duty trucks since it was opened in 1999.
Our Kenworth new medium duty vehicles serve an expansive variety of applications including cargo and reefer van, beverage, tow and recovery, utility and government, fuel oil and propane, landscaping, fire, mechanics/service, dump and mixer.
New Medium Duty Truck Specifications:
Kenworth T180 (Class 5), T280 (Class 6), T380 (Class 7) and T480 (light Class 8);
Kenworth T380V and T480V models are for vocational applications;
Available with the 6.9-liter PACCAR PX-7 and 8.9-liter PACCAR PX-9 engines;
Near-zero emission Cummins Westport 8.9-liter L9N natural gas engine offered as an option;
Equipped with the PACCAR TX-8 automatic 8-speed transmission;
3 types of hoods: short aero hood (107.5" BBC), medium aero hood (109.5-inch BBC) and Kenworth professional "sloped" hood (T380V and T480V);
May be specified with either a standard low roof (63 inches tall) or a raised roof option;
Shorter wheelbases that produce a tighter turning radius and enhanced maneuverability for urban or vocational operating environments;