Kenworth rolls into Class 5 market

Kenworth Truck Co. has expanded into the Class 5 market with the T170 model, a straight truck in a 4X2 configuration featuring a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of up to 19,500 lbs.

A Paccar PX-6 engine rated at 200 hp with 520 ft-lb of torque is among the standard features, in addition to an 8,000 lb. front axle and 11,500 lb. rear axle, hydraulic brakes, low-frame height chassis and 19.5 in. wheels and tires. The single-piece steel bumper is designed to reduce impact damage.

“Kenworth’s latest addition to its expanding medium-duty truck lineup offers outstanding performance, quality and reliability,” said Gary Moore, Kenworth assistant gm for marketing & sales. “The Kenworth T170 provides a highly affordable and maneuverable product for customers in a diversity of applications in the non-CDL, Class 5 market while also aiding driver retention. Customers will also benefit by being able to have their T170s serviced at Kenworth dealerships instead of at car dealerships.”

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