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Kenworth Introduces Medium-Duty Cabovers for Urban Delivery Applications

October 25, 2011

Kenworth introduces two medium-duty cabovers. From the left are the new Kenworth K270 Class 6 cabover and the Kenworth K370 Class 7 cabover.
Kenworth introduces two medium-duty cabovers. From the left are the new Kenworth K270 Class 6 cabover and the Kenworth K370 Class 7 cabover.

KIRKLAND, WA – Kenworth Truck Co. announced it has expanded its medium-duty product line with the introduction of its new Kenworth K270 Class 6 and Kenworth K370 Class 7 cabovers, designed for urban delivery companies.

Kenworth said full production launch of the K270 and K370 is scheduled for early 2012. The new Kenworth medium-duty cabovers will be serviced by Kenworth dealers.

Applications for the K270 and K370 include pick-up and delivery, lease/rental, towing/recovery, landscaping, furniture, and food processing and distribution that require a maneuverable truck with 18- to 26-foot van body size, stake bed, or roll-on/roll-off bed, Kenworth stated. The 63.4-inch front bumper to back of the cab (BBC) on the K270 and K370 provides a 55-degree wheel cut.

The 33,000 lb. GVWR Kenworth K370 cabover will be offered in a 4x2 Class 7 truck configuration and built on a North American-based chassis similar to the Kenworth T370 conventional.

The K370 will feature the 6.7L PACCAR PX-6 engine with a standard 220 hp rating and 520 lb.-ft. of maximum torque. Optional ratings are 240 hp and 560 lb.-ft. of torque and 250 hp with 660 lb.-ft. The K370 will be available with Allison 2500 HS and RDS 5-speed transmissions, according to the manufacturer.
 
The 12-volt supplied chassis will consist of 10-1/4-in., 120,000 PSI steel frame rails; a wheelbase range of 166 inches to 214 inches; mechanical rear suspension; 45-gallon fuel tank; and a horizontal aftertreatment system with a 6.6-gallon diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank.

The 26,000 lb. GVWR Kenworth K270 cabover will be offered in a 4x2 Class 6 truck configuration and built on a North American-based chassis similar to the Kenworth T270 conventional chassis.

The K270 also will feature the 6.7L PACCAR PX-6 engine with a standard 220 hp rating and 520 lb.-ft. of maximum torque. Optional ratings are 240 hp and 560 lb.-ft. of torque and 250 hp with 660 lb.-ft. The K270 will be available with Allison 2100 HS and RDS 5-speed transmissions.
 
The 12-volt supplied chassis will consist of 9-7/8-in., 120,000 PSI steel frame rails; a wheelbase range of 166 inches to 214 inches; front air disc and rear drum brakes, mechanical rear suspension; 45-gallon fuel tank; and a horizontal aftertreatment system with a 6.6-gallon DEF tank. 
 
Kenworth said the K270 and K370 each have a spacious, wide cab that’s designed to accommodate up to three people with a driver air-suspended seat and two-person bench seat. The dash includes a master display information module with data on fuel consumption, service inspections, outside air temperature, coolant temperature, oil level, DEF level, and trip information.

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