Kenworth Truck Company recently announced it is expanding into the Class 5 market with the introduction of the Kenworth T170 model. The Kenworth T170 is a straight truck in a 4x2 configuration with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) up to 19,500 lbs. Standard features include the PACCAR PX-6 engine rated at 200 hp and 520 ft-lb of torque, 8,000 lb. front axle and 11,500 lb. rear axle, hydraulic brakes, low-frame height chassis with 19.5 inch wheels and tires and Kenworth DayLite doors with right-hand peeper window. Customers can choose a manual or automatic transmission. The 6.7-liter PACCAR PX-6 engine offers the highest horsepower to weight ratio in the industry and has a 2-year warranty with unlimited miles. The Kenworth T170 is available with the Kenworth Medium Duty Van Body Program. Inside, the new T170’s dash features a wrap-around instrument panel with large gauges. The fully trimmed cab does not include a doghouse, which greatly reduces interior noise. Other options include a telescoping and tilting steering wheel, workstation with two 12-volt power ports for laptops or printers, optional corner windows to aid in backing and negotiating tight spots and an electronic shift module.
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