Two long awaited new Scania models were unveiled in Paris this week to 1,500 very special guests and globally to the online to everyone else. These new generation trucks promise more efficiency and cab space.
The long overdue new Scania S and R trucks launched in Paris last week.
The new S complete with new engines is claimed to be 5 per cent more efficient than Scania’s Streamline, which was launched in 2013.
Scania believes that the new trucks will be the most aerodynamic trucks on the market, when the go on sale here later this year.
Scania’s new truck generation is the result of ten years’ development. It says that it represents the very latest advances in automotive technology for heavy-duty trucks.
Scania’s new truck range, the result of ten years of development work and investments in the region of €2.2 billion. With the new range, Scania tells us that it is extending its offering and can now, thanks to its unique modular system, supply more performance stages, connectivity and a comprehensive palette of productivity-enhancing services as well as sustainable transportation solutions that are precisely customised for each type of customer in the highly competitive transportation industry.
Streamed live from Grand Palais in Paris in front of 1,500 guests from 70 countries, a new generation of trucks and transport solutions from Scania was launched, setting what it described as new standards in the transport industry.
Production of the new trucks starts immediately at Scania’s final assembly plant in Södertälje. Initially the focus will be on vehicles and services for long-haul transportation, but additional options will be continually introduced as more Scania plants readjust and additional options emerge.
Scania will launching its new range in phases, with a clear focus on various customer segments and according to a carefully planned schedule. The introductions will continue after the first unveiling in Europe, with more customer options, before the entire process concludes with simultaneous launches on markets outside Europe.
Rollover side curtain airbags deploy and protect those travelling in the cab if the truck rolls over
Among the improvements that Scania is claiming is a 5 per cent reduction in diesel consumption, which it credits to improved powertrains and better aerodynamics.
The full engine line-up will see power outputs from 410 to 730 horsepower, with the redeveloped powertrains getting new fuel injectors, revised combustion chambers and a reconfigured cooling system. There will be 410hp, 450hp and 500hp units, with the new 13-litre 500 horsepower engine.
It is reported that the 15.6-litre V8s will continue with the same power ouputs found in the current R-series with 520hp, 580hp and 730hp, all using a combination of EGR and SCR.
“Together, we can drive the shift to a new era of sustainable transport. Today is just the beginning,” said Scania’s President and CEO Henrik Henriksson promised, following the biggest product launch in Scania´s 125-year history.