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Freightliner unveils new Coronado
Freightliner recently introduced its 2010 On-Highway Coronado, saying that the latest model has improved fuel economy, enhanced aerodynamics and technological innovations that will impress drivers.
In a press release announcing the updated model, Freightliner emphasized testing done in its state-of-the-art wind tunnel. “Our goal was to create a traditionally-styled aerodynamic truck that would help owners reduce fuel consumption and increase bottom line profits,” Melissa Clausen, director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks, said. “The Coronad commands attention on the road. It is ideal for owner-operators who want a truck that not only turnsheads, but turns profits.”
Features include: Cab made of high-strength, lightweight aluminum, that allows for hauling larger payloads; an easy-to-open hood that tilts almost 90 degrees for easy engine access; double-sealed doors and windows, plus panels throughout the cab to reduce noise; a single piece dashboard to reduce rattles; a curved two-piece windshield sloped to improve airflow and duel chrome steel intakes that minimize infiltration of water, snow, road debris and dust.