Thursday 18 – Sunday 21 May 2023 - Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Western Star Trucks Set To Reveal X Factor in Brisbane

Western Star Trucks X Series
02 Dec, 2022

The all-new X-Series features the strongest and most-tested Western Star Trucks cabs and chassis ever – and attendees will get to check them out on Penske Australia’s stand at the 2023 Brisbane Truck Show

The most-tested Western Star truck ever, the all-new X-Series is seriously tough.

Proudly imported and distributed by Penske Australia & New Zealand, the 47X, 48X and 49X trucks boast legendary Star durability, feature a powerful integrated driveline, an advanced safety package, and superior comfort – even in the most rugged applications.

Underpinned by a long-standing North American heritage, the X-Series exudes legendary durability. With the capability to go up to 200+ tonne GCM, the X-Series has the strongest and most-tested Western Star cabs and chassis ever.

A 20-metric-ton cab crush test, 230,000 door slams, and 400 hours on the shaker mean, at Western Star, we can say this with confidence!

With durable stainless steel and aluminium bright works, the most robust Star bonnet ever, ISO Tech bonnet suspension that reduces vibration, high air intakes, and a high-efficiency radiator cooling package, the X-Series packs a mean punch.

Advanced Detroit Connect and Virtual Technician telematics mean fleets can be accessed remotely to obtain valuable diagnostic data as well as fuel and safety performance insights.

And with a choice of engine, transmission, cabin configuration, final drive, wheelbase, fuel tank and upfit options, the X-Series can be customised to suit all needs.

Featuring Detroit and Cummins engine choices and Detroit DT12, Allison fully automatic, and Eaton manual transmission options, the X-Series features a powerful integrated driveline that will tick the boxes in any application.

From the versatile and high-performing Detroit DD13 Gen 5 to the most powerful on-highway engine ever produced by Detroit – the DD16, and the Cummins L9, the X-Series has a comprehensive range of fit-for-purpose engine options.

Western Star Trucks X Series
The 47X, 48X and 49X Western Star trucks feature a powerful integrated driveline, an advanced safety package, and superior comfort

And the DT12 automated manual, Allison fully automatic, and Eaton Fuller manual transmissions mean Western Star cater for all driving requirements and preferences.

Delivering an advanced safety package that is unbeatable, the X-Series has a range of key systems, including Active Brake Assist 5, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, side guard assist, tailgate warning, brake hold mode, plus an improved visibility package, and a RollTek driver’s seat with rollover restraint and a seat-mounted airbag.

Furthermore, the X-Series offers superior comfort, delivering a highly ergonomic and intuitive driving environment.

With generous ingress and egress access, a multi-function steering wheel, wrap-around interactive dash, premium noise and temperature insulation, triple door seals, and an extensive range of cabin and sleeper options, including the largest sleeper on the Australian market – the 72-inch model,  drivers won’t want to leave the cab.

All of this is backed by Western Star’s 24/7 STAR ASSIST roadside assist program and an expansive national dealer network.

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