Happy 5th Birthday American Truck Simulator! It’s incredible how time has flown since we released this newer trucking title in February 2016. Since that time we are proud to have brought you 9 U.S States (California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Idaho, Colorado) with 2 more in development, 7 major truck brands, and 13 DLC’s such as Cabin Accessories and Special Transport!
To celebrate this special occasion, we wanted to bring a heavily-requested feature to our community to celebrate its progress and journey so far! This suggestion has always frequently appeared in our suggestions pile and today, we are happy to announce that American Truck Simulator will receive new chassis options for all current trucks in the upcoming 1.40 update.
Our vehicle team has worked hard to bring you a range of long and short chassis types, allowing you to customize your truck for the job at hand. This update will feature 4×2, 8×4, and 8×6 chassis types which are used for a range of different trailers.
4x2s, also known as single-axle trucks, are frequently used for local distribution deliveries by supermarkets and by logistic companies for hauling doubles.
8×4 and 8×6 chassis are the big guns of the heavy-haul industry and can handle just about any load you decide to take on.
Interested to know the details of what chassis types each truck will be receiving? Here’s a full list of all the new extended chassis options coming to our range of trucks in American Truck Simulator:
- Freightliner Cascadia: Day cab 4×2
- Mack Anthem: Day cab 4×2
- International LoneStar: Day cab & Sleepers 8×4
- Peterbilt 389: Day cab & Sleepers 8×4 & 8×6
- Volvo VNL: Day cab 4×2, Day cab & Sleepers 8×4
- Peterbilt 579: Day cab 4×2
- Kenworth W900: Day cab & Sleepers 8×4 & 8×6
- Kenworth T680: Day cab 4×2
- Western Star 49X: Day cab 8×4 & 8×6
All of these new options bring more variety to you, the driver! So we hope you enjoy this surprise addition to 1.40. We want to also take a moment to thank every single member of our community for your on-going support for American Truck Simulator! We look forward to bringing you even more content and updates in the near future.
But that isn’t all! Tonight we will be hosting a special 5th Anniversary Live-Stream where we will be giving you a first look at these new chassis options and celebrating with you, the community, with giveaways and more! You can join us live from 6pm CET on either Steam, Twitch, or YouTube! We hope to see you there.
Source: SCS Software’s blog