New gen­er­a­tion of Sca­nias

Big launch re­veals an im­pres­sive ver­sa­til­ity

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SCA­NIA is now en­ter­ing the sec­ond key phase of the com­pany’s big­gest-ever launch, with the re­veal of the all-new P-se­ries ur­ban en­vi­ron­ment de­liv­ery and vo­ca­tional truck.

The multi-role P-se­ries has been re­vealed in rigid dis­tri­bu­tion truck guise, co­in­cid­ing with the un­veil­ing of the XT Con­struc­tion Truck range.

Tra­di­tion­ally, the prac­ti­cal and pro­duc­tiv­ity-fo­cused P-se­ries has been per­haps even more ver­sa­tile than the great all-rounder, Sca­nia’s G-se­ries, thanks to the di­ver­sity of its of­fer­ings from low en­try to sleeper cab, ideal for rigid de­liv­ery or prime mover su­per­mar­ket du­ties, as well as be­ing the start­ing point for vo­ca­tional ve­hi­cles from fire­fight­ing ap­pli­ances to po­lice res­cue holdalls, waste/refuse ap­pli­ca­tions, as well as – in Europe – lighter duty ag­i­ta­tors.

For Euro­pean mar­kets, Sca­nia is un­veil­ing six P-cab vari­ants rang­ing from the CP14L with a low roof – par­tic­u­larly suit­able as a start­ing point to make room for highly pro­duc­tive and ad­vanced body­work that goes over the cab roof – to the CP20H for those want­ing com­fort­able in­te­rior spa­ces, a lower weight and lower board­ing steps, with a cab that is mounted lower in re­la­tion to the ve­hi­cle’s chas­sis.

“While there isn’t evenly weighted de­mand for all the ver­sions, for us at Sca­nia it’s a mat­ter of cred­i­bil­ity to be able to of­fer the right vari­ant for ap­pli­ca­tions, and re­quire­ments that are not so com­mon as well,” product direc­tor for con­struc­tion at Sca­nia Trucks An­ders Lampinen said.

“The en­tire Sca­nia phi­los­o­phy of al­ways be­ing able to of­fer the best to­tal oper­at­ing econ­omy, thanks to cus­tomised so­lu­tions for all ap­pli­ca­tions, is based on the di­ver­sity and customer ben­e­fit pro­vided by the Sca­nia mod­u­lar sys­tem.”

The P-se­ries in Europe is mainly in­tended for cus­tomers who rarely stay overnight in their ve­hi­cles but who of­ten climb in and out of them.

Ex­am­ples of this are re­gional or city-based dis­tri­bu­tion and con­struc­tion op­er­a­tors.

A new P-se­ries with a low roof has the same roof height as a P-se­ries from the PGR gen­er­a­tion, which of course pro­vides com­pact outer di­men­sions so it is good in en­vi­ron­ments where head­room is limited.

The new CP17N or CP20N

The five­cylin­der nine-litre en­gine has a choice of three power out­puts.

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XT range comes with an in­vest­ment ex­ceed­ing $3 bil­lion.

pro­vides a cab that has 10cm more in­te­rior head­room than pre­vi­ous ver­sions.

This is con­sis­tent with all of Sca­nia’s new-gen­er­a­tion cabs where in­te­rior space has in­creased.

Con­cur­rent with the re­veal of the new P-se­ries cab is the un­veil­ing of the re­vised and up­dated five-cylin­der en­gine fam­ily, which is a pop­u­lar choice for many P-se­ries buy­ers.

Ad­di­tion­ally, the P-se­ries will be avail­able with an ar­ray of 13.0-litre six-cylin­der en­gines.

Sca­nia’s five-cylin­der 9.0-litre en­gine is in­tro­duced in Europe with three dif­fer­ent Euro 6-com­pli­ant power out­puts (280hp, 320hp and 360hp). The New Truck Gen­er­a­tion five-cylin­der en­gines of­fer fuel ef­fi­ciency im­prove­ments of about 3% com­pared with the pre­vi­ous it­er­a­tion of this 9.0-litre en­gine.

The DC09 is an en­gine that is thor­oughly tried and tested. It has been part of the Sca­nia range for a long time and has been through a num­ber of changes of gen­er­a­tion, which has en­sured that it al­ways re­mains at the lead­ing edge in terms of con­sump­tion and drive­abil­ity.

With 1700Nm at 1050rpm and rapid torque build-up from idle, the DC09 en­gine fam­ily is ideal for dis­tri­bu­tion, con­struc­tion or spe­cial ve­hi­cle ap­pli­ca­tions.

The DC09 fam­ily shares its tech­nol­ogy and de­sign with its six-cylin­der sib­lings in the DC13 fam­ily in all ma­te­rial re­spects.

Its bal­ance shafts and the in­tro­duc­tion of an asym­met­ric crank pin pitch coun­ter­act the typ­i­cal ten­dency of five-cylin­der en­gines to vi­brate, so that it now runs just as smoothly and silently as a six-cylin­der en­gine.

Its nat­u­ral mar­ket is those cus­tomers re­quir­ing power, ro­bust­ness and low con­sump­tion, but for rea­sons such as weight do not want to go to a six-cylin­der en­gine.

New-gen­er­a­tion con­struc­tion range

Sca­nia has also launched the XT truck range, which is tai­lor-made for the con­struc­tion in­dus­try.

“This in­dus­try is fac­ing in­creas­ing de­mands for sus­tain­able and cost­ef­fec­tive pro­duc­tion. Each com­po­nent in the com­plex con­struc­tion lo­gis­tics pro­cess must adapt to higher stan­dards for ef­fi­ciency and Sca­nia XT is our con­tri­bu­tion to this shift,” pres­i­dent and chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Hen­rik Hen­riks­son said.

The new con­struc­tion range is the sec­ond stage in Sca­nia’s in­tro­duc­tion of new-gen­er­a­tion trucks, the fruits of more than 10 years of de­vel­op­ment with an in­vest­ment ex­ceed­ing $3 bil­lion.

Fol­low­ing an ex­ten­sive anal­y­sis of the multi-faceted con­struc­tion in­dus­try, Sca­nia has de­vel­oped a com­pre­hen­sive range to meet the highly di­verse trans­port as­sign­ments within the sec­tor.

Sca­nia XT is uniquely of­fered for the en­tire range of cab and en­gine spec­i­fi­ca­tions, from the small­est P-se­ries cab to the spa­cious S-se­ries cab.

Cus­tomers can se­lect en­gines with power out­puts rang­ing from 280 to 730hp.

The broad spec­i­fi­ca­tions are com­ple­mented by a host of ser­vices to en­sure the high­est up­time, re­li­a­bil­ity and prof­itabil­ity for cus­tomers.

The in­tro­duc­tion of the XT range by Sca­nia marks the start of a tar­geted of­fen­sive with tai­lor-made so­lu­tions fo­cused on de­mand­ing cus­tomers in Europe.

“We are putting a higher em­pha­sis on con­struc­tion,” Hen­riks­son ex­plains.

PHOTO: DAN BOMAN

NEW RANGE: The Sca­nia S500, Sca­nia R730, Sca­nia G410 and Sca­nia P280.

PHO­TOS: GRAN WINK

The new Sca­nia P280 4x2 with box body.

Cab styling of a Sca­nia XT and XT badge.

PHOTO: GUSTAV LINDH

NEW RIGS: The full range of Sca­nia XT con­struc­tion with 6x4 and 8x4 con­fig­u­ra­tions carry out some quarry work for the cam­eras.

PHOTO: GRAN WINK

The styling of the new Sca­nia P410 4x2.

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