Kenworth is introducing the new K360 Class 7 cabover model for urban delivery companies. “We’re excited to add the latest model to Kenworth’s medium-duty lineup,” says Bob Christensen, Kenworth general manager and Paccar vice president. “The new Kenworth K360 offers the latest in technology, world-class styling, maneuverability, durability and ease of service.”
The Kenworth K360 is for pick-up and delivery, paper recycling, plumbing, electrical, furniture, food and vending companies that deliver goods in urban areas and require a highly maneuverable truck with 22- to 26-foot body size. The K360 is based on the DAF LF55, which was European Truck of the Year in 2002. European customers have touted the high-volume payloads through its low chassis weight and clear back of cab as one major reason for its success.
The 33,000 lb. GVWR Kenworth K360 initially will be launched with a 5.9-liter Paccar engine and 6-speed manual transmissions. The initial offering will be in a 4×2 Class 7 truck configuration; horsepower rating is 220 hp, with maximum torque of 605 lb.-ft. Full production launch of the K360 is scheduled for late 2007 when it will be offered with the new Paccar PX-6 engine family; horsepower ratings will range from 220 to 280 hp, with maximum torque of 620 lb.-ft. A combination of automatic and manual transmissions will be offered.
For more information, go to www.kenworth.com.