When you operate a commercial vehicle, it’s not often that we think about whether or not it should run on electric fuel or as an internal combustion engine. This specific Freightliner would be an interesting buy for you. But what makes this Freightliner Natural Gas Cascadia so amazing? Is it the Class 8 ranking? Maybe it’s the 400 Horsepower capacity? Or perhaps the Torque that goes up to about 1,450 lb-feet. No, it actually just might be the engine.
A Cummins Westport ISX12N.
This engine allows for the Freightliner Cascadia to power through 60,600 pounds of GVW and maybe 80,000 pounds of GCW. Additionally, there’s lightweight options like aluminum wheels and axle carriers. When you take a look at the Suspensions, they come as Taper Leaf and AirLiner type suspensions.
But here are the real great features that come standard in the Freightliner Cascadia!
Comfy seats, high-tech thermal insulation, pre-stressed walls, an adjustable tilt-telescoping steering column, a wrap-around dashboard, standard LED headlights, a gas strut-assisted hood, an instrument cluster with a 5″ LCD screen, A&B pillar grab handles and a strong HVAC system that comes equipped with six dash-mounted vents. Each with eight blower speeds and 20 percent greater airflow. It also allows for heated ventilation throughout the interior. To prevent danger, there’s a built-in protection system with a LifeGuard RollTek passenger rollover restraint system.
No matter which packages of the Freightliner Cascadia you get your hands on, the truth is, efficiency is increased to about 35%. This maximizes the performance thanks to computational fluid dynamics. Additionally, the standard Detroit DT12 Automated Manual Transmission comes as a standard option on the Intelligent Powertrain Management System. And that therefore seamlessly optimizes the commercial vehicle performance of the Freightliner Cascadia.