New generation of Scanias
Big launch reveals an impressive versatility
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.
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.
NEW RANGE: The Scania S500, Scania R730, Scania G410 and Scania P280.
The new Scania P280 4x2 with box body.
Cab styling of a Scania XT and XT badge.
NEW RIGS: The full range of Scania XT construction with 6x4 and 8x4 configurations carry out some quarry work for the cameras.
The styling of the new Scania P410 4x2.