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Daimler Trucks presents all new Western Star vocational truck for North America

Stuttgart / Portland (Oregon) – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) presents the all new Western Star 49X truck in the USA. While DTNA is the undisputed market leader in the long haul segment, the North American affiliate of Daimler Trucks considers the vocational segment as an area of further growth. To systematically tap into this growth potential, Daimler Trucks North America designed the all new Western Star 49X from the ground up to meet the needs of vocational customers by being tougher, safer and lighter in weight.

Purpose-built for the vocational segment

Daimler Trucks North America and its Western Star brand started with a clean sheet design with the sole intent to deliver a heavy-duty-vocational truck. So the new Western Star 49X enables total weight savings of more than 150 kg (350 lbs) in like-for-like spec’ing versus the current Western Star 4900 and that weight savings starts with an all-new vocational frame. The new Western Star 49X will be instantly recognizable as a vocational truck when looking at the trench style low roof designed to accommodate overhead equipment while maintaining overall vehicle height. Looking at the powertrain, the all new Western Star 49X clearly benefits from Daimler Trucks global engineering expertise and comes with the best from the Detroit brand. In terms of vehicle safety the new Western Star 49X now brings Detroit Assurance industry-leading safety equipment to the vocational segment, including active brake assist, side guard assist, adaptive cruise control and more to keep operators, workers at the job site, pedestrians, and fellow motorists safe.

Proven. Like no other

So, consequently DTNA has put the next Western Star through its paces to ensure this truck exceeds customer expectations. Western Star’s all-new vocational truck is set to be the toughest Western Star yet after being subjected to the extreme and grueling testing conditions designed by DTNA’s Product Validation Engineering (PVE) team. DTNA spent 6 years designing and validating the truck and employed testing and validation methodology never used before.

About Western Star

Western Star is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 5-8 vehicles and is a company of Daimler TruckAG, the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

About Detroit

Detroit products are sold and serviced through a network of hundreds of locations in North America. For more information, or to find the nearest Detroit location, visit DemandDetroit.com. Detroit is a brand of Detroit Diesel Corporation, a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America.

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