Kenworth T680 named ATD’s Truck of the Year

| February 11, 2013

The Kenworth T680 with the 76-inch sleeper and Paccar’s MX engine was named as the American Truck Dealers’ 2013 Commercial Truck of the Year in the Class 8 category, ATD announced this week. ATD is part of the National Auto Dealers Association, and the award was given at the NADA Convention & Expo this weekend at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

Overdrive reviewed the T680 last summer, shortly after its March 2012 debut. Click here to read that article and see more photos.

Gary Moore, general manager of Kenworth, accepted the award from ATD and said the truck has come several years in the making and its design was guided by commentary from customers.

“I think the reason we produced this award winning truck is due to the efforts of the last four years during which we found customers were looking for significant fuel savings, high visibility, high tech equipment and enjoyment,” Moore says. “Our customers are looking for a complete home, office and work package.”

The Hino 195h was named the medium-duty Truck of the Year.

Click here to see Overdrive‘s T680 test drive from July, written by Steve Sturgess. The truck Sturgess drove had a Cummins ISX15 engine.

 

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  • jackie

    HUM why is it the drivers I know that are forced to drive the all have the same option of them their JUNK, but their still better than a freighliner but not much better, But you’ll notice that the award is from the NADA not the people that drive them! Next year they slap freighliner on the back,

  • Smitty

    well like jackie said the award isnt given from the driver that really drivr the trucks day and night. i think the vote should be cast from the one that actualy drive them not from someone who sits behind a deck looking at stats and graph’s.. i like happen to like in kw’s the w900′s but like peterbilt i think keep up to more of what the driver likes and trys to keep up with the nice style of trucks..

  • http://www.facebook.com/joel.trout.18 Joel Trout

    Doesn’t look much different than the homely T700. Lost me at Paccar MX. Moving on..

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