FAREWELL ARGOSY, HELLO CASCADIA
Expectation is high as Freightliner cranks up Cascadia’s impending arrival in Australia while winding down its Argosy production
The recent appearance on social media of a camouflaged Freightliner Cascadia at what is almost certainly an Australian test facility heralds the first stage of an entirely new era for the brand in the Australian market. There has been much speculation over the past few years surrounding Cascadia’s eventual arrival on the Australian market, though for the most part Freightliner’s local leaders have been reluctant to discuss timing or specification details.
However, the appearance on social media of the left-hand drive day-cab model accompanied by the words ‘the first durability test truck is here’, confirms that engineering evaluation of Cascadia for the Australian market is underway in preparation for an official launch early in 2020. While the image has been since withdrawn from the site, further confirmation of Cascadia’s upcoming launch has arrived with Freightliner issuing a press release announcing the planned departure of the Argosy cab-over at the same time as Cascadia’s debut on the Australian market. The announcement finally verifies repeated assertions that Argosy has been living on borrowed time. The press statement said