Fuel efficiency is a factor that is dear to fleets and road transporters the world over. The rising cost of fuel and efforts to find alternate ways of propelling vehicles is enough to underline the fact. And, especially concerning commercial vehicles big and small. As an on-highway flagship HGV, the Kenworth new T680 promises six-per cent better fuel economy by the virtue of its sleek design. Highlighting significant improvement in aerodynamics, driver comfort and ergonomics and technology with features like a 15-inch digital screen dash display, the new truck seeks a fine balance between aerodynamics and performance. Looking beyond the promise of six-per cent better fuel economy by the virtue of its sleek design, the next generation truck includes in its specs a 76-inch sleeper.
Easier-to-service and replete with components that offer longer life for maximum uptime, the long-haul tractorhead, starting with a narrower hood and grille design that cuts neatly through the air, features A-pillar turning vanes that create less wake next to side windows and smoothens out the airflow around the cab. Also featuring integrated front air dams, redesigned chassis fairings, and optional 28-inch side extenders, the truck boasts of a tandem axle fairings that combine with new wind-slick wheel covers to reduce turbulence around the rear wheels and on to the trailer. A result of an integration of engineering teams, aerodynamic experts and the styling department, the T680 Next Gen truck is a result of the expanding of boundaries of truck design and continuous development involving over 100 truck drivers for their inputs. Powered by a â€‹13-litre EPA 2021 Paccar MX-13 engine that does between 405 hp and 510 hp, the new T680, according to Joe Adams, Kenworth chief engineer, is the most aerodynamic truck in company history.
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