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A flagship offering by the maker, Dongfeng KX is one of the most powerful trucks available in the Philippine market. The truck is a pure mix of power and style. The truck picks up aerodynamical styling besides showcasing a plethora of features. Available in a single variant and at a price of PHP 3.66 Million, this powerful truck gets a 13L diesel engine that gives out a mammoth 480 hp of power and a peak torque of 2,320 Nm. The 13L engine is mated to a 14-speed manual gearbox with two reverse gears for improved functionality.
Dongfeng KX Pros & Cons
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Things We Like in Dongfeng KX
Spacious cabin space
Special safety configurations
Things We Don't Like in Dongfeng KX
Hefty price tag
Availability of spare parts
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Dongfeng KX Overview
The Dongfeng KX was designed by the Chinese truck maker with the global market in mind. China manufactured and assembled heavy-duty 10-wheeler boasts of updated, modern capabilities for fast and reliable logistical operations. The KX is fitted with a powerful engine, an intelligent electronic system, and a driver-centric in-cab environment that passed international safety standards. The Dongfeng KX is available locally via two dealership options: from Autokid Truck Solutions and Dongfeng Trucks Philippines.
Dongfeng KX Interior
Developed as a heavy-duty, long-haul logistical solution, the cabin of the Dongfeng KX reflects just that. Inside the cabin is an economical yet driver-centric cabin that would appeal highly to both demanding customers and their personnel. Designed with the driver and passenger/ reliever in mind, the cabin boast of a high roof and wide cabin space. The curved dashboard allows the driver to have all controls within easy reach. The multifunction steering wheel serves as the foreground for the analog instrument cluster. On the side are knobs and switches, air conditioning vents, radio, and a navigation system. Right beside the driver seat is the strategically positioned manual gear shifter. There is a wide gap between the driver and the front passenger so there is enough head, shoulder, and legroom for both front passengers. But most of all, the gap serves as the entryway to the double-deck beds which is one of the best features of the Dongfeng KX and one which the driver and reliever would greatly appreciate. The high roof of the cabin gives the double sleeper enough space for two passengers to rest comfortably during long haul trips. A strategically placed removable mesh fabric at the center serves as a safety barrier for the upper bunk while the lower bunk has a covered metal steel rail that doubles as the step for climbing the upper bunk as well as safety railing for the lower bunk bed. Cubbies peppered throughout the cabin keeps everything organized.
Dongfeng KX Exterior
The Dongfeng KX has a very dominant, powerful stance which can be credited to its sheer size. This 10 wheeler has an electric tilting cab that resembles the traditional look of trucks with its wide windshield with sun visor and squarish windows. The flat front façade features a matte black grille with a mesh design. And in true Dongfeng fashion, a giant round badge is slapped at the center of it with narrow chrome strips for accent. On the lower bumper are a pair of giant, rectangular headlights, narrow fog lights, and an air vent. On the side are built-in steps for easy climbing and huge external side mirrors. This Chinese 10-wheeler truck measures 6,960 mm long, 2,500 mm wide, 3,924 mm tall, has a minimum ground clearance of 208 mm, and a 3,300 mm + 1,350 mm wheelbase.
Dongfeng KX Ride & Handling
When it comes to handling, a highly-skilled and experienced professional driver would find the Dongfeng KX easy enough to command. Though the truck’s sheer size makes it challenging to navigate on the road, the powerful engine delivers the needed force for it to carry and transport heavy loads. The 6 x 4 axle configuration with 2- ton 7 and 13 axles in the front and rear respectively keeps the load balance. While the short-stroke synchronizer with the integrated gearshift mechanism ensures precise control and smooth gear shifting. In terms of riding comfort, seats are on the firmer side yet comfortable enough for long haul transit. The bonus sleeper has enough cushioning for quick naps and for the passengers to stretch their legs which is essential for extended trips. For additional passenger comfort and convenience, there’s the automatic air conditioning and power-operated windows.
Dongfeng KX Engine & Fuel Consumption
The Dongfeng KX offered by Dongfeng Trucks Philippines is powered by a Cummins ISZ480 50 water-cooled, inline six-cylinder turbocharged and inter-cooled, high-pressure common rail engine. The 13,000cc diesel engine is capable of delivering 480 Hp of power at 1,900 rpm and 2,320 Nm of torque at 1,000 – 1,300 rpm with a maximum speed at 120 kmph. It is mated to ZF12AS2540, a 14 speed with two reverse gears automated manual transmission (AMT). The Euro 4 engine uses less than 190 grams of fuel per kWh and has a fuel capacity of 600 liters. On the other hand, Auto Truck Solutions KX is powered by a Cummins ISZ520 51 engine partnered to a DT1425 OD manual transmission. The 13,000 cc diesel engine delivers a slightly more powerful performance of 520 hp of power and 2,460 Nm of torque at 1,000 – 1,600 rpm.
Dongfeng KX Braking & Safety
When it comes to safety, the Dongfeng KX stands out from the rest of the Dongfeng fleet and other competitors. The highly reinforced cab design with all-welded steel-top and frame-in body are some of the passive safety features that effectively protect cabin occupants in case of a collision. In fact, the Dongfeng KX have passed the stringent standards of both the European safety standards and the Swedish VVFS safety regulations. Other safety configurations not found in most heavy-duty trucks that the KX is equipped with are the air suspension, the adjustable airbag on the driver seat, central locking, external sun visor, electrically adjustable headlamps, electric heated rear-view mirror, and front window washer. Braking power is enhanced by disc brake, electronic brake system (EBS), electronic stability control (ESC), engine brake, and retarder. Modern tech like the Beidou navigation satellite system that’s compatible with GPS and vehicle network adds for easier navigation and tracking.
Dongfeng KX Verdict
Though it comes with a premium price tag, the Dongfeng KX is well worth it. From the powerful engine and transmission to its spacious cabin and safety features, this Dongfeng heavy-duty trucks truly delivers. And with it passing strict European and Swedish safety standards, the KX is a laurel to this Chinese truck maker who is carving up a name for themselves— delivering affordable, reliable, and durable trucks but global standards in mind.