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VIDEO: Closer Look: 2012 Peterbilt 579 Truck


Hey truckers! We’re back with another Closer Look at one of the new model years Peterbilt semi trucks.

This one pretty much has it all. It’s aerodynamic, it’s fuel efficient, it’s safe and it has tons of integrated technology features.

The Peterbilt 579 is built using a wonderful ratio of comfort and control. A new driver display package features large, easy-to-read, operation-critical gauges. The multi-function steering wheel features convenient access to cruise control and audio controls. Switches are backlit for enhanced nighttime visibility.

Higher end models of the Peterbilt 579 features the revolutionary SmartNav system, an integrated, infotainment system.

View vital driving, communication and navigation information on a 7-inch touch screen that provides real-time vehicle monitoring, a truck-specific Garmin navigation system, hands-free Bluetooth® connectivity, voice recognition, a fully integrated audio system with satellite radio as well as MP3, USB and iPod® capabilities.

The Peterbilt Model 579 features a generously sized sleeper that combines comfort with productivity in an ergonomic business area. The bunk holds an 82-inch mattress, the largest in the industry. It also has ample LED based lighting that illuminates longer while consuming less power.

The new aluminum cab solid and durable, with the highest quality fit and finish. An in-mold process embeds color directly onto the dash for a long-lasting finish that virtually eliminates fading, scratching and peeling.

Get a look at the online brochure for the 579 here.

Have a closer look at the official video of the Peterbilt 579 right here.

Kirtus Hibbard


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