Brand new Western Star truck released for American Truck Simulator



The Western Star 57X has been released for SCS Software’s American Truck Simulator, arriving with a unique ‘Rising Phoenix’ paint scheme.

American Truck Simulator players can now enjoy a brand-new truck, thanks to a tie-in with Oregon-based truck manufacturer Western Star.

The partnership sees the Western Star 57X join the sim and it is available to purchase now from any of the Western Star Trucks dealerships present in-game.

Notably, the 57X ​​received a joint release in American Truck Simulator (ATS) and the real world, as Western Star’s parent company Daimler Truck North America aims to build awareness of its new model. The 57X ​​boasts a 5.8% increase in fuel efficiency over the outgoing 5700XE model, a headline feature given the current fuel price crisis.

David Carson, senior vice president, of sales and marketing at Daimler Truck North America stated: “the 57X ​​was conceived, designed and engineered specifically for owner-operators and small fleets looking for a truck that provides the safety, efficiency, durability and prestige that only Western Star can deliver.”

In ATS, the 57X ​​comes with a host of configurable layouts and options; including the choice of a day cab or 72″ sleeper cab; three short and two long chassis options and five interior trim designs. There is also a special ‘Phoenix Rising’ livery unique to the new 57X truck and your choice of trailer.

Brand new Western Star truck released for American Truck Simulator

The game also offers a range of Detroit powertrain options, with the real-world 57X boasting a choice of DD13 Gen 5, DD15 Gen 5 and DD16 Detroit engines, with Detroit DT12 Direct or Overdrive AMT transmission systems also available.

Are you looking forward to taking the new Western Star 57X for a spin ATS? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: SCS Software blog





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