Kenworth recently introduced its fuel efficient T680 Advantage Package, but fuel efficiency is not the only highlight feature of this vehicle but its spacious mid-roof sleeper, measuring 52 inches. Also, it uses an optimised powertrain that features the 2016 Paccar MX-11 or Paccar MX-13 engine that is backed by the company’s trademark Eaton Fuller Advantage series 10-speed automated transmission. On top of these, it is also packed with the fuel efficient Meritor MT40-14X drive axles that are rated at 40,000 pounds.
The all-new T680 mid-roof sleeper is not just spacious, it is also supported by aerodynamic elements that help re-direct airflow around the sleeper as well as the chassis; this enhances fuel economy, total mileage, and many others. Furthermore, it also has mini-kickout fairings that force air around the drive tires and trailer, front air dam that re-directs around instead of under the truck, predictive cruise control that automatically adjust engine speeds. Because of the abovementioned elements, the T680 offers up to six percent fuel economy if compared to its non-optimised counterparts.
“Our expanded Kenworth T680 Advantage lineup now provides three excellent Advantage choices — daycab, 52-inch mid-roof sleeper and 76-inch sleeper — to those regional haul, LTL fleets and truck operators in constant pursuit of achieving greater fuel economy and lower operating costs,” per Jason Skoog, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing.
The 52-inch mid-roof sleeper is appropriate for regional hauling applications or instances where drivers may spend two or more nights on the road. For retention as well as recruitment, the T680’s swivel seat can be handy since it expands the living space that provide enhanced comfort for the user when parked.
The design is also well able of providing sufficient head room for both the driver and the passenger. Drivers may also appreciate its 2.1 meter wide cab as well as the reduced noise levels, ergonomic dash, LED interior lighting that it provides.