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Kenworth’s new T680 enters production at Chillicothe, Ohio, plant


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Available with a 76-inch sleeper or day cab configuration, the T680 is standard with the fuel-efficient, 12.9-liter Paccar MX engine and optional with the Cummins ISX15 engine.
Available with a 76-inch sleeper or day cab configuration, the T680 is standard with the fuel-efficient, 12.9-liter Paccar MX engine and optional with the Cummins ISX15 engine.

KIRKLAND, Wash. — The new, aerodynamic Kenworth T680 has begun production at the Kenworth Truck Company assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio.

“The Kenworth T680 has received a very positive response from fleets and truck operators. Customers are drawn to the T680’s superior fuel efficiency, outstanding performance, extraordinary comfort and exceptional styling,” said Gary Moore, Kenworth general manager and Paccar vice president. “The beginning of T680 production is a landmark moment for Kenworth, its employees and its dealers.”

 “With a line-up of the T660, T680 and T700, Kenworth’s aerodynamic, on-highway truck offering has never been stronger,” noted Moore. “Each aerodynamic model features a different cab width, giving customers an excellent selection to meet the needs of their specific applications.” Cab width for the T660, T680 and T700, respectively, is 1.9, 2.1 and 2.3 meters.

The Kenworth – Chillicothe plant recently hosted a special celebration for employees to mark the start of T680 production. “We’re excited to begin building production Kenworth T680s,” said Scott Blue, plant manager at Kenworth’s Chillicothe facility. “Employees at the facility are trained and ready to assemble this world class truck.”

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The T680 is Kenworth’s most aerodynamic truck ever. The T680 is designed to maximize performance in line haul, pickup and delivery, and regional hauling operations. Available with a 76-inch sleeper or day cab configuration, the T680 is standard with the fuel-efficient, 12.9-liter Paccar MX engine and optional with the Cummins ISX15 engine.

The Kenworth T680 Road Tour is traveling to special events hosted by Kenworth dealers throughout the United States and Canada. Follow Kenworth’s on-going blog reports from the road (http://kenwortht680tour.com).

Kenworth was the recipient of the 2011 J.D. Power and Associates award for Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Heavy Duty Truck Dealer Service. Kenworth’s Internet home page is at www.kenworth.com. Kenworth.

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