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Kenworth launches T680 Advantage day cab

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Kenworth Truck Co. has introduced the Kenworth T680 Advantage day cab for pickup and delivery and regional-haul operators. The T680 Advantage day cab package includes the 2016 PACCAR MX-13 or MX-11 engine and the Eaton Fuller Advantage series 10-speed automated transmission, combined with Meritor MT40-14X drive axles rated at 40,000 lbs., Kenworth Driver Performance Assistant, Kenworth predictive cruise control, Kenworth Neutral Coast, and FlowBelow wheel covers.

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The Kenworth T680 Advantage Day Cab also includes aerodynamic treatments designed to further reduce aerodynamic drag and improve fuel economy. The featured enhancements are a front air dam, roof cap “bulb” seal, lower fairing extensions, and lower fairing closeouts.

Altogether, the T680 Advantage Day Cab offers up to a 6% fuel economy benefit compared to a non-optimized Kenworth T680 Day Cab with the previous generation of PACCAR MX-13 engine, Eaton Fuller automated transmission, and standard drive axles; 5% of the improvement comes from the aerodynamic features and 1% from the powertrain.

“We’ve leveraged some of the key fuel-efficiency optimization specifications and special aerodynamic treatments on the Kenworth T680 Advantage 76-in. sleeper and brought them to the day cab market,” said Kurt Swihart, Kenworth’s marketing manager. “Customers who purchase new T680 day cabs will receive real-world, fuel economy benefits from these specifications and key aerodynamic features designed to help maximize operating efficiency.”

For a look at Kenworth trucks in action, including the 76-in. T680 Advantage, check out FE’s video here.

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