Meet the 49X
The Newest & Toughest Western Star Ever Built Has Just Arrived.
It’s time to break new ground. The all new 49X breaks new ground in safety, in strength, in technology, in reliability and in what it means to build the world’s toughest truck.
Lighter, Safer, Stronger
The Evolution of Tough. Western Star has always set the standard for building some of the toughest and safest cabs around. We continue that tradition with our new X-Series vocational cab.
The X-Series cab is engineered to handle the toughest jobs in the most unforgiving environments. Constructed from an aerospace-grade aluminum and enhanced with steel reinforcements, this new cab is lighter, safer, stronger and more spacious than any Western Star cab before. All of which adds up to a cab that is designed to protect and retain operators while delivering greater payload and uptime.
A Transmission Built for Vocational Trucks
The all new 49X offers the new Detroit DT12 Vocational Series of automated manual transmissions, specially engineered and rigorously tested for the unique needs of vocational trucks. And you’ll find this rugged performance in two new models: the DT12V and DT12VX. New features include rock-free mode, off-road mode, and power launch.
Meet the Family
The entire 49X family of trucks boasts best-in-class safety features and is ready to tackle any job. From the harshest job sites to the longest hauls, the 49X is coming to a road near you in 2021.