The newest Kenworth W990 made its debut Thursday evening at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
At 131.5 inches from bumper to back-of-cab, the W990, according to a statement from PACCAR, “establishes a bold presence among conventional trucks.” The new W990 designed to maximize performance in line haul, pickup and delivery, regional haul, and heavy haul operations, according to the company.
“We are passionate about our products, our customers that depend on them, and the drivers that operate them. We know that there are many customers and drivers out there who share our passion,” said Mike Dozier, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president. “The Kenworth W990 represents the pride, image, and freedom of trucking, and captures the spirit of what trucking is all about.”
Dozier also said the Kenworth W900L is not being replaced by the new tractor.
Available in day cab, 40-inch flat top, and 52-inch and 76-inch mid-roof sleeper configurations, the W990 is standard with the proprietary PACCAR Powertrain consisting of the PACCAR MX-13 engine rated up to 510-hp and 1,850 lb-ft of torque, a 12-speed PACCAR automated transmission, and PACCAR 40K tandem rear axles.
The W990 is standard with Kenworth TruckTech+ remote diagnostics system. Kenworth NAV+HD 7-inch, color in-dash display provides access to numerous features such as truck-specific navigation, roadside assistance, vehicle data, hands-free calling, audio controls, blind-spot camera inputs, and the Internet.
Built on the 2.1-meter cab platform used in the Kenworth T680 and T880, the new W990 emphasize driver comfort and amenities. Special comfort and style options include the Limited Edition cab and sleeper interior, and the W990 Driver’s Studio package of premium options.
The W990 Limited Edition interior comes in midnight black with glossy Ravenwood door and dash trim accents. The special interior features black leather, embroidered W990 logo, royal blue double-stitched diamond door pads, black leather-wrapped steering wheel with royal blue stitching, and driver and passenger seats with suede charcoal inserts and perforated leather with royal blue backing.
The W990 Driver’s Studio offers a 180-degree swivel passenger seat and rotating table for two people, drawer-style refrigerator, and space for a microwave. Entertainment is provided by Kenworth’s premium audio package with 320-watt amp, 10-inch subwoofer and eight speakers; swivel mount for up to a 28-inch flat screen TV; and optional EpicVue pre-wire for satellite TV. There’s a full-size wardrobe space for hanging clothes, multiple storage drawers, and storage space under the lower bunk. The 1800-watt inverter includes a shore power connection and four standard 120-volt sleeper outlets to power a range of electrical devices. Convenient LED lighting provides ample interior light throughout the sleeper.