XT truck range a con­tri­bu­tion to in­dus­try shift


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Sca­nia has launched its new XT truck range, which is tai­lor-made for the con­struc­tion in­dus­try and which is ex­pected to go on sale in this coun­try in 2019.

“This in­dus­try is fac­ing in­creas­ing de­mands for sus­tain­able and cost-ef­fec­tive 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,” says Sca­nia pres­i­dent and CEO Hen­rik Hen­riks­son.

The new con­struc­tion range is the sec­ond stage in the com­pany’s in­tro­duc­tion of new gen­er­a­tion trucks, the fruits of more than 10 years’ de­vel­op­ment with an in­vest­ment ex­ceed­ing €2bn.

Fol­low­ing an ex­ten­sive anal­y­sis of the mul­ti­fac­eted con­struc­tion in­dus­try, Sca­nia says it has de­vel­oped a com­pre­hen­sive range to meet di­verse transport assignments within the sec­tor.

The XT will be of­fered for the en­tire range of cab and en­gine spec­i­fi­ca­tions, from the small­est P-series cab to the 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 Sca­nia says it has de­signed to en­sure the high­est up­time, reli­a­bil­ity and prof­itabil­ity for cus­tomers.

The in­tro­duc­tion of the XT range marks the start of a tar­geted of­fen­sive with tai­lor-made so­lu­tions fo­cused on de­mand­ing cus­tomers. “We are putting a higher em­pha­sis on con­struc­tion,” says Hen­riks­son. “We now have the right prod­ucts, the right ser­vices and the right skills to match Sca­nia’s lead­ing po­si­tion in long-dis­tance ve­hi­cles.”

Trans­porters in the con­struc­tion in­dus­try nor­mally form part of a larger process and, cru­cially, must avoid dis­rup­tions. The com­pany says it has cre­ated an en­tire ecosys­tem of ser­vices that en­sure un­in­ter­rupted de­liv­er­ies while im­prov­ing cus­tomers’ prof­itabil­ity to op­er­ate along with the trucks.

“The global con­struc­tion in­dus­try con­tin­ues to grow and Sca­nia now presents en­hanced tools to meet the de­mand,” says Hen­riks­son. “We are also well aware of the slim mar­gins for many hauliers in this busi­ness and we have de­vel­oped ve­hi­cles and so­lu­tions to en­sure sus­tained prof­itabil­ity.”


The new Sca­nia XT con­struc­tion range which is ex­pected in SA in 2019.

The Sca­nia XT

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