Scania is launching a new truck range which it says will deliver five per cent lower fuel consumption. It has invested SEK 20 billion (£1.8bn) in the new range, which will have new cabs and powertrain improvements.
Henrik Henriksson, Scania’s president and CEO, said: “The most noticeable features are of course the new cabs, but the real innovation is that we are now introducing new technologies, services and insights that will help our customers gain an overview of both their costs and their revenues.
“Our goal is for our customers to be able to achieve sustainable profitability, regardless of assignment type or the conditions in which they work.”
Production of the new trucks is starting immediately at Scania’s plant in Södertälje, near Stockholm. Initially the focus will be on long-haul vehicles, but additional options will be introduced as more Scania plants readjust and additional options emerge.
Development of the new range has taken more than ten years, and Scania is planning for at least 40,000 customers and prospective customers to test drive the new vehicles during the launch period.