After 10 years in the making, Peterbilt unveils 'Legendary' Model 589

Updated May 16, 2023

Peterbilt Tuesday night held a coming-out party for its newest truck, the Model 589, successor to the 389, which first appeared in 2007.

The big reveal occurred at the Texas Motor Speedway in Forth Worth and was streamed live on Facebook. 

Peterbilt General Manager Jason Skoog introduced the 589 proclaiming it already a legend and explaining all of the ways it lives up to the classic look making it "unmistakably Peterbilt."

Providing that distinctive, traditional Peterbilt look to the 589 are:

  • a long, low, all-aluminum hood assembled with Huck rivets
  • wraparound grille crown with triple bars
  • large West Coast-style mirrors
  • 15-inch external air cleaners
  • bicycle fenders
  • pod headlights
  • 7-inch exhaust stacks

The 589 is available with either the PACCAR MX-13 or Cummins. X15 engines. Both deliver up to 605 hp.

The first 589 of the new trucks to be built with have a numbered plaque affixed to the passenger's side dash.

Full production of the 589 begins in January of 2024.

Read a full review and test drive of the 589 by Jason Cannon, chief editor of Commercial Carrier Journal, a sister publication of Truckers News.