Whether you're in the market right now, or still dreaming of that day, Peterbilt customers and enthusiasts can build their own Model 579 – choosing from a range of specs, colors and configurations – with a new, free app available for iPads through the Apple App Store.
“Peterbilt’s Model 579 configurator app provides an educational, entertaining way to engage with the most innovative and aerodynamic truck in the history of Peterbilt,” said Jorge Medina, director of marketing. “Users can experience the Model 579’s versatility and many premium options by building the truck of their dreams or experimenting how to optimize the truck for various applications.”
Among the selections users can make are choosing a truck or a tractor, a day cab or pick from a full line of sleepers, different hood lengths, exterior colors and bright packages, powertrain and other key components. Additionally, the company said, users can utilize the full range of fairings and closeouts to build Peterbilt’s most aerodynamic and fuel efficient vehicle: the Model 579 EPIQ.
Once the trucks are built, the app allows them to be saved or e-mailed. A similar version of the Model 579 configurator app is also available on www.peterbilt.com.
The Model 579 configurator joins another app Peterbilt introduced last year for its SmartLINQ connected truck technology. That app is available for both Android and iOS devices and gives customers access to the SmartLINQ remote diagnostics portal.