REDFORD, MI – Sterling Truck Corporation has expanded its growing light commercial vehicle line with the new Class 3 Sterling 360, the lightest product in Sterling’s range of Class 3-8 trucks. Sterling also introduced a number of product enhancements for its 2008 model-year Sterling 360 trucks.

Introduced in early 2006, the Sterling 360 is a versatile low cab-over truck that comes standard with a complete, value-added package, including customer support, financing, and body upfitting options. Every 2008 model-year Sterling 360 — Class 3, 4, and 5 — will roll off the line with several new product enhancements, including increased horsepower, a lowered chassis, and standard cruise control.

The Class 3 model features a gross vehicle weight rating of 12,500 lbs. and an on-board diagnostics system (OBD-II). OBD-II provides a universal inspection and diagnosis method to ensure vehicle performance. This feature will also be available on 2008 Class 4 and 5 Sterling 360 trucks.

The new Class 3 Sterling 360 is currently available for order and will be available at dealerships in fall 2007.

Several improvements in the Sterling 360’s engine are being introduced as a result of the changes to comply with EPA ’07 emissions standards. The new diesel particulate filter has been tested and utilized in the Japanese market for several years. Its compact design allows fewer disturbances during body installation and also safeguards the Sterling 360’s ground clearance. The engine changes also produced increased power, upgrading the Sterling 360’s engine from 175 to 185 hp.

All Sterling 360s now come with cruise control as standard option. The Sterling 360’s list of options also expanded with the addition of a 189-inch wheelbase on the Class 5 model, as well as an available keyless entry system.

Originally posted on Fleet Financials