VIDEO: Get a look at the new Kenworth W990


Kenworth Truck Co. introduced a new long-hood conventional Class 8 tractor at a media event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sept. 27. The Kenworth W990 will be available as a day cab as well as with 40-inch flat top and 52-inch and 76-inch midroof sleeper configurations. Standard power will come from a Paccar MX-13 engine, with ratings up to 510 horsepower and 1,850 pound-feet of torque. Standard equipment includes Paccar’s proprietary 12-speed automated transmission and 40K tandem rear axles.

The W990 stretches 131½ inches from bumper to back of cab. “We are passionate about our products, our customers that depend on them, and the drivers that operate them,” Mike Dozier, Kenworth general manager and Paccar vice president, said in a news release. “We know that there are many customers and drivers out there who share our passion.”

The new truck is built on the same 2.1-meter cab platform used in the Kenworth T680 and T880, with style options including a limited edition cab and sleeper interior, and the W990 Driver’s Studio package of premium options.

“The Kenworth W990’s excellent performance, classical styling, premium finishes and lifestyle amenities underscore a sense of driver achievement and pride,” Dozer said. “We are driven to provide the best equipment in the industry to get the job done.” Audio entertainment components include a 320-watt amp, 10-inch subwoofer and eight speakers.

A swivel TV mount can accommodate up to a 28-inch flat screen, and prewire for satellite TV is an option. The Driver’s Studio offers a 180-degree swivel passenger seat and rotating table for two, a refrigerator and a space that can fit a microwave. The sleeper boasts ample LED lighting, and under the lower bunk there is room for a full-size wardrobe, multiple drawers and more storage.

The W990 also features an 1,800-watt inverter that includes shore power connection and four standard 120-volt sleeper outlets. The truck is standard with Kenworth’s TruckTech+ remote diagnostics system, and the Kenworth NAV+HD 7-inch in-dash display gives access to truck-specific navigation, roadside assistance, vehicle data, hands-free calling, audio control, blind-spot camera inputs and the internet.

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