Peterbilt's New Medium-Duty Truck in Full Production
Peterbilt Model 220, the company's new Class 6-7 medium-duty truck. (PHOTO: Peterbilt)
The first new Peterbilt medium-duty cabover Model 220 – featuring numerous enhancements to performance, durability, and the operating environment – rolled off the assembly line at the company’s COE manufacturing facility in Mexicali, Mexico. The Class 6 and 7 truck, which was introduced earlier this year during the Mid-America Trucking Show, is now in full production.
The Model 220 is equipped with the PACCAR PX-7 engine with up to 260 hp and 520 lb.-ft. of torque. The standard automatic Allison transmission has a push-button shifter for easy engagement.
The cab features a completely redesigned interior that was engineered to give operators unparalleled levels of safety, productivity and comfort.
The new curved dashboard features easy-to-read instrumentation and an interactive, 5-inch color display module that provides information on vehicle and driver performance.
Ergonomics was a primary focus in designing the interior, resulting in easier-to-read instrumentation and grouping all switches by function. Everything is within easy reach of the driver and the overall layout provides a logical, easy-to-operate environment.
Storage is abundant in the new cab with compartments in the door panels, along the back wall, in the header and on the dash, conveniently located near the driver for paperwork or other items. Additionally, a spacious, lockable compartment with two integrated cup holders that fits along the engine tunnel area is optional.
The Model 220 will remain standard with numerous features, including: power windows and mirrors; air-ride driver’s seat; and air conditioning. It is also available with a passenger-side air-ride seat or fixed two-man bench to accommodate three people in the cab.
Additionally, the new bumper is manufactured from galvanized steel, there’s a new radiator protection plate and the headlamps are protected by a tough Lexan covering. For improved visibility during adverse conditions, fog lamps have been integrated into the bumper.