A Comprehensive Scania Array

a comprehensive Scania array

At this year’s Brisbane Truck Show a comprehensive Scania array, of the Swedish truck maker’s New Truck Generation range will be on display in public for the first time in Australia.

Leading the charge will be the new 650 hp V8 Euro 6 engine fitted in an R-series prime mover, complete with 3300 Nm of torque, suited to long-haul transport tasks.

There will be two G 500 6-cylinder Euro 6 prime movers on the stand: one in G 500 interstate high cubic capacity B-double guise and the second, as a G 500 XT specified for construction tasks, complete with steel tipper body.

Rounding out the display will be a P 340 Euro 6, 6×2 gas-fuelled rigid truck, a specification seen for the first time in Australia. This green, clean and efficient vehicle carries twin large-capacity compressed natural gas tanks, and can offer vastly reduced CO2 emissions, making it ideal for operations in densely-populated urban delivery environments.

The display vehicles are all fitted with side curtain roll-over airbags. Display trucks will also be fitted with the Scania Communicator telematics system, electrically operated cab tilt function, Scania Retarder and Scania Opticruise automated gear change, with driver-selectable operating modes.

All the Scania trucks on the stand are also equipped with LED head and tail lamps, Advanced Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control and Electronic Stability Programme, underlining Scania’s commitment to providing its customers with the safest possible workplace.

Scania will also showcase its transport solutions with experts on hand to discuss contract maintenance, driver training, connected services and truck rental. Scania Finance Australia will also have representatives on the stand to discuss funding for new vehicle purchases as well as its new insurance products.

All the vehicles on the stand are Euro 6 compliant. Currently, Scania’s Euro 6 sales account for 90 per cent of deliveries in Australia, underlining the willingness of Scania’s customers to play their role in reducing air pollution. 

“The Brisbane Truck Show gives Scania the first opportunity to display to the market comprehensive array of NTG trucks, from the innovative P 340 CNG-fuelled 6×2 rigid, to the Euro 6 650 hp V8-powered R 650,” said Dean Dal Santo, Director of Sales for Scania Trucks in Australia. “We have seen a marked increase in interest and orders since we debuted the NTG range in Australia just one year ago. This show will give the industry and general public the opportunity to see exactly how the latest technology in truck transport can benefit their lives and businesses.

a comprehensive Scania array

“Our focus on business sustainability will illustrate just how the addition of Scania trucks to a company fleet can drive down total operating costs, improve uptime and therefore profitability. With more than 4000 Scania vehicles in Australia using our Scania telematics system, we are able to analyse and demonstrate, week-by-week, how Scania’s solutions can save businesses significant amounts of money, which makes them financially stronger, better employers, securing jobs for Australians in the industry,” Dean said.

“We have taken a conscious decision to display all our trucks as Euro 6 compliant, to illustrate how we are leading the shift towards a sustainable transport system for Australia. Our customers, and our customers’ customers are now demanding a smaller carbon footprint from transport logistics in order to meet their own environmental targets, and Scania is fully equipped to deliver on this need.”

a comprehensive Scania array