After a summer of speculation, Kenworth has finally released it’s new long hood conventional, the W990. On Thursday, September 27, 2018, at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, a modern take on the W900 made its debut, showcasing Kenworth’s tradition of driver-focused product development.
“The new Kenworth W990 is a reflection of the Kenworth brand, The World’s Best, which represents the quality, engineering excellence, and both customer and driver focus that goes into every Kenworth we build,” said Mike Dozier, Kenworth General Manager, and PACCAR Vice President. “We are passionate about our products, our customers that depend on them, and the drivers that operate them. We know that there are many customers and drivers out there who share our passion. The Kenworth W990 represents the pride, image, and freedom of trucking, and captures the spirit of what trucking is all about,”
The W990 sets a new industry standard in performance, specifically in the operations of line and heavy haulers. The model sets a bold presence, with a solid 131.5 inches from front bumper to the back of the cab, and a proven 2.1 meter cab platform – used standard in the T680 and T880.
The W990 features similar configurations to other 2.1 meter cabs currently in production – a day cab, a 40-inch flat top, 52″ and 76” mid-roof sleepers. All W990’s come standard with the Paccar MX-13 engine (1850 lbs.-ft of torque and rated with 510 horsepower). Additionally, the 990 comes with an optional 12-speed automated Paccar transmission, 40K tandem rear axles, and Kenworth’s TruckTech + remote diagnostics system. The instrument panel’s Nav+HD seven-inch display provides drivers with roadside assistance, vehicle analytics, and hands-free calling.
For more information, please visit Kenworth’s press release here.