Posted: 26-May-2020 |

Kenworth extends its product offering with the release of the new T410SAR.

"The T410 was the lighter end of the scale with the PACCAR drivetrain," Richard Smart General Sales Manager of Southpac Trucks Ltd told NZ Truck and Driver. It has been exceptionally well-received, it's very well priced and it's also a lot lighter than we ever thought it was going to be. However, one of the first questions everybody asked was 'when can we get an SAR version?"

Well, the answer is, right now.

Smart says "During the Covid-19 lockdown, Kenworth Australia had a lot more engineering resource to bring the project forward, quicker than we were expecting and has now been released for order. We can now spec it up and build it now.

We already have a few orders in the system from customers that had a twinkling that this was going to happen. Those arrive this September."

Here are more details on the T410SAR.

Driven by a continuous innovation and product development process, influenced heavily by customer and driver feedback, Kenworth has taken the features of the T410 and applied these and more to bring the all-new T410SAR to its customers – the best in the business just got better.

"Combining classic Kenworth styling with modern enhancements, the T410SAR complements the existing Kenworth product range and provides Australian and New Zealand customers with additional solutions for their application needs," said Brad May, Director Sales and Marketing, PACCAR Australia.

The new model combines the best attributes of both a cab-over and conventional truck, offering excellent manoeuvrability and visibility and like a cab-over, a minimal overall length, with the serviceability, ease of cab access and low-tare weight of a bonneted truck.

"Of paramount importance in delivering new product is the need to maintain the exceptional performance, quality, durability and productivity for which Kenworth is renowned. Our extensive testing and validation process supports this, as does our own research and development, further enhancing product as innovations come to hand."

"First released in 2016, the T410SAR is the latest evolution of the T610 platform with 2.1m wide cab. Further development of the platform has enabled us to refine and enhance many key elements in the T410SAR.

"This development has allowed us to bring a product to market with all the Kenworth hallmarks and more," said Noelle Parlier, Chief Engineer, PACCAR Australia.

Offering better weight distribution with its set-forward front axle and classic Kenworth styling, the T410SAR delivers bigger payloads, a superior driver environment, improved fuel economy and a greater choice of options. Specifically designed to provide for maximum payload under Australian regulations for 19m B-Double, most 19m Quad Dog applications and car carrier specifications, the T410SAR offers a shorter bumper-to-back-of-cab (BBC) length of 2,850mm.

The versatile T410SAR is available in rigid, single and multi-trailer combinations and is currently available in a 6×4 configuration, with car carrier and 8×4 configurations confirmed for release later this year. Rated at up to 70 tonnes GCM, it is ideal for local and interstate distribution and suitable for PBS and other heavy-duty applications. Built to last the distance, the durable T410SAR sets the benchmark for whole of life value and has been designed with customers' requirements in mind.

"To develop a new product that meets the needs of our customers, consultation is paramount and is the foundation of its development. Sharing many of the same attributes as the T410SAR, feedback from customers on the performance and handling of the T410 has been positive, including feedback received from customers with an integrated PACCAR Powertrain, incorporating the PACCAR MX-13 engine and 12-speed transmission. The same combination being made available in the T410SAR," added May.

For optimal driver appeal, the in-cab environment comes with a choice of premium traditional diamond pleat trim in a range of contemporary colours, or the smart new fleet spec trim. The T410SAR also boasts 4 sleeper cab options, a 600mm aero, 760mm mid-roof, 860mm aero and for car carrier specifications, a new 600mm flat-roof sleeper due for release early in 2021.

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