Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) revealed the  all new 49X of the new Western Star platform in the United States.

As the official wholesaler of Western Star Trucks across Australia and New Zealand, Penske says it has worked intimately with DTNA for quite a while all through the advancement cycle of the new trucks and will keep on doing such in the number one spot to the dispatch in our neighborhood markets.

Penske says that the dispatch incorporates the hardest, generally tried, and most strong Western Star trucks. The new trucks will expand on the rough American legacy of the Western Star brand, with the technologically progressed wellbeing and execution includes that the present market requests.

“We are thrilled to see the brand new Western Star platform unveiled today in the United States,” said Randall Seymore, President of Penske Australia & New Zealand. He further added, “Here in Australia and New Zealand, Western Star has amassed a loyal customer base over the decades and we are confident our customers will be just as excited by today’s launch. We will be rolling out a testing program next year ensuring the new trucks are a perfect fit for our local conditions and applications.”

A press statement from Western Star in the U.S. stated: “Western Star today introduced the all-new 49X, its next-generation vocational truck built from the ground up to meet the needs of the most demanding applications. Underpinned by a stronger, lighter chassis and equipped with an all-new X-series cab, the 49X delivers maximum versatility in a purpose-built package.”

The all-new Detroit DT12 Vocational has an arrangement of transmissions and Detroit Assurance set-up of wellbeing frameworks will offer demonstrated improvement for top tier security, improved profitability and most extreme uptime as per the team presenting the new trucks “Our dealers, truck equipment manufacturers and, most importantly, our customers, rely on the dependability, reliability and sheer toughness of Western Star trucks,” said David Carson, Senior Vice President, Vocational segment, Daimler Trucks North America.

“With the 49X, Western Star delivers on our promise of tough, while introducing segment-first safety features, an operator-focused experience and easier solutions that will keep our customers’ businesses running smoothly,” he added.

The spotless sheet plan of the Western Star 49X empowers complete weight reserve funds of over 150kg in like-for-like spec’ing versus the current Western Star 4900 and that weight investment costs begins with an all-new professional edge.

Under the hood, the 49X introductions the all-new and work-prepared Detroit DT12 Vocational arrangement of robotized manual transmissions. Accessible as either the DT12-V or the DT12-VX and evaluated up to a GCWR of 150 tons, the DT12 Vocational arrangement was approved in more than 35 million miles of testing to convey execution and sturdiness and can be mated to the respected Detroit DD15 Gen 5 motor or workhorse Detroit DD16 motor. The two motors come outfitted with Detroit Connect Virtual Technician distant indicative administrations to build uptime and efficiency.

The asserted top tier security in the 49X is empowered gratitude to the Detroit Assurance set-up of wellbeing frameworks, which includes the most developed impact alleviation framework in the professional market. Detroit Assurance in the 49X offers Side Guard Assist (SGA), Active Brake Assist 5 (ABA5), Tailgate Warning, versatile journey control to zero km/h, path takeoff cautioning, video catch, savvy high-shaft and programmed wipers and headlights.

With discretionary SGA, radar innovation identifies moving articles and people on foot on the traveler side of the 49X that may somehow or another fall in the driver’s vulnerable side and alarms them with both perceptible and visual alerts, giving modern innovation to security on the place of work or in transit there.

However, the 49X won’t be coming here just yet. As told by Randal Seymore, “We will continue to support our current Western Star truck portfolio which has been proven to thrive in our tough and unique conditions, and Penske is committed to continuing to provide our customers with the service excellence they have come to expect.”

“Our launch plans for the new trucks will be revealed in due course, however we expect to see the trucks enter our local markets in late 2022 or early 2023,” he concluded. More is yet to come for the new trucks and from the looks of it, it will be worth the wait.

By Debojyoti Sinha



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