May 4, 2007

Freightliner Trucks introduces all-new on-highway truck

Freightliner Cascadia
Freightliner Cascadia. Click image to enlarge

Charlotte, North Carolina – Freightliner Trucks, a division of DaimlerChrysler, has announced the introduction of its all-new Cascadia Class 8 truck. Built from an entirely new platform, the Cascadia is designed for significant fuel savings and is the first truck equipped with DaimlerChrysler’s new global heavy-duty engine platform, which will debut later this year under the Detroit Diesel engine brand.

The Cascadia offers a three per cent improvement in fuel economy over previous models and is the first truck built and engineered using a wind tunnel that is the world’s only facility built specifically for Class 8 vehicles.

The new truck features aluminum cab, lighter hood, bumper and quarter fenders, easily-replaced windshield, extended-life headlamp bulbs and easier engine access. Vehicle production will begin in August 2007.

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