Kenworth introduces special edition trucks for 100th anniversary

Two Kenworth special edition trucks

Of Kenworth’s 1.3 million trucks made, these two might be the most special.

To celebrate the company’s century on the road, Kenworth introduced special editions of its classic W900 and new T680.

“100 years only comes around once,” Kenworth General Manager and Paccar Vice President Kevin Baney says.

A Kenworth W900 Limited Edition on the road.Only 900 Kenworth W900 Limited Editions were made.

The W900 is already sold out. Just 900 of the trucks were made, each one numbered with a plaque on the dashboard. It comes in three configurations: an 86-inch studio sleeper, a 72-inch flat-top and an extended day cab.

“When we look at the W900, it has such a brand following that we wanted to make sure that the changes we made were very purposeful,” Kenworth Design Director Jonathan Duncan says.

A gray leater seat with red accents and stitchingInteriors of both trucks feature special seats, stitching and badging.

Inside, the limited edition features a special steering wheel, brushed platinum dash and door trim, and Kenworth 100 logos throughout the space. In the studio sleeper, there’s a Kenworth 100 sofa bed with special stitching.

Outside, the W900 comes with Kenworth 100 badging, including an exhaust shield cutout and optional sun visor. Another option is a centennial three-color paint design that is only available on the studio sleeper and flat-top.

A Kenworth T680 Special Edition.The anniversary edition T680 features an onyx grille and special badging on the exterior.

The T680 is a signature edition, meaning its run is only limited by the 2023 production year. It’s now available for order.

“Everything about the truck was sculpted by the wind in the first place,” Duncan says, so designers didn’t change the aerodynamics with the 100th anniversary package. “The T680 is elegant, it’s sophisticated and we wanted to complement that with the design choices we put in place.”

It comes in 76-inch mid- and high-roof sleeper configurations. The special edition T680 has a black interior with legacy red stitching accents, brushed platinum dash and door trim, and the Kenworth 100 logo stitched into the sleeper’s back wall.

The interior of a sleeper cab with the bed pulled out.The sleeper features a stitched Kenworth 100 logo

Outside, it has a black onyx grille and side air intake, with prominent Kenwroth 100 badges on the sleeper. Optional are black anodized grille mesh for the mid-roof configurations and Alcoa stylized wheels with unique spoke patters in bright and black finishes. 

“Today’s T680 is our most aerodynamic and fuel-efficient truck to date and carries on the legacy of the Kenworth T600 – the industry’s first truly aerodynamic model introduced in 1985,” says Jim Walenczak, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing. “This Kenworth T680 Signature Edition is an excellent choice for both owner operators and for fleets seeking an outstanding reward truck for its top drivers.”

A Kenworth badge on the T680Both trucks feature limited edition paint colors, accents and badging.

While the W900 and T680 are the only special edition models for the centennial, four signature paint colors will be available on the full Kenworth line. All makes and models can celebrate 100 years with Century Platinum, Century Black Red, Century Red and Century Gold paint. Anniversary-themed wheels will also be available throughout the lineup, the company says.

Kenworth fans can also celebrate with special merchandise, available on the  

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