NEW ORLEANS. The low-cab forward Peterbilt Model 320 has been updated with an all-new ProBilt interior that improves ergonomics, visibility and comfort, according to Peterbilt Motors Co., which introduced the floor-to-ceiling redesign at the Waste Expo show.
Among the most notable changes is a new dash with molded-in color for better durability. It features a large driver information display for critical vehicle data, backlit LED gauges and removable panels for easier access to electrical and HVAC components. Controls for a reworked HVAC system have been moved to the header, as have toggle switches for body devices and the audio system.
A multi-purpose center console now sits between driver and passenger seats, offering multiple storage compartments and cup holders, as well as a USB charging port and a 12VDC charging outlet. Removable panels on the console also provide easier access to body controls.
Throttle and brake pedal positions have been modified to improve comfort and safety, according to Peterbilt chief engineer Landon Sproull, who also pointed out the new interior’s symmetrical design for accommodating either left- or right-hand drive configurations.
Other features of the new interior include a padded headliner for better thermal and acoustic performance, a 4-speaker audio system, tilt/telescoping steering wheel and heated seats.