Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Big reveals from Kenworth and Peterbilt

We know we're at a truck show and not the Kentucky Derby, but we've already witnessed two industry thoroughbreds fly out of the gate here in Louisville.

Kenworth and Peterbilt demonstrated quickly that they are here to compete and they mean business. Both truck manufacturers, even though they are related through parent company Paccar, unveiled separate but equally awe-inspiring new truck models on Wednesday.

And even though we're among the lucky ones who got the first look at these stylish machines during Press Day at the Mid-America Trucking Show, we can't help but wonder what you'll think of them when you see them for yourself.

If you simply cannot wait to run your hands along the sweet fender lines, gaze upon the Paccar MX engines, and gaze upon the high-tech dash in the cockpit, here are a couple of videos to get the heart rate up.

First, check out Kenworth, which rolled out the T-680 today. They pulled out all the stops in their big reveal, as you'll see in the video. Don't worry about the fine print for now, as Land Line Field Editor Suzanne Stempinski will bring you the nitty-gritty when she test drives this bad boy on Thursday. We can't wait to hear how this thing rides.

After the Kenworth reveal, we moved off-site to a luncheon held by Peterbilt. We suspected from the company's recent ad campaign that something big was coming at MATS, but we didn't know exactly what it would be.

The Peterbilt representative at our table said it was going to be awesome. And without further adieu, there it was, the brand new Peterbilt 579.

If the demonstrations from Kenworth and Peterbilt are any indication of how the rest of the 2012 show will go, we're all in for a treat. We'll bring you more reveals as they are revealed to us.


  1. The KW looks ao much better than the Freightliner. I think they got a winner there.

  2. I like the Pete 389 better!

  3. How many of models of this style do they need ?

  4. I like the Pete....

  5. Looks like an International , say good bye to seeing real trucks on the road.