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Scania raises the bar with the launch of the New Truck Generation

posted August 27, 2019 at 07:00 pm
by  Manila Standard
Scania today introduces to the Philippine market its award-winning New Truck Generation that has been designed and  engineered  to give fleet owners greater total operating economy and profitability, as well as lower.

CO2 emissions. The new truck range is the result of ten years of development work and investments in the region of SEK 20 billion (PHP 100 billion) and more than 10 million kilometres of test-driving. With the new range, Scania is extending its offering and can now, thanks to its unique modular system, supply more performance stages, connectivity and a comprehensive palette of productivity-enhancing services as well as sustainable transportation solutions that are precisely customized for each type of customer in the highly competitive transportation industry.  

“It is the new biggest investment in the Scania world in the past 20 years, thanks to our skilled engineers, alongside insights from customers, drivers and more than two hundred thousand connected vehicles. “ says Johan Gemback, Regional Sales Director for Trucks, Africa and Asia Pacific. 

The New Truck Generation has won many awards since the launch in Europe. The most prestigious of which is the International Truck of the Year Award in 2017, Sustainable Truck of the Year for 3 straight years now and the Green Truck Award (R-series) from 2017-2019 for lowest fuel consumption and is named the most fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly commercial vehicle in its class. 

“At Scania, we believe that sustainability and profitability goes hand in hand. Our approach to sustainable transport is based on these three pillars – Energy Efficiency, Alternative Fuels & Electrification and Smart & Safe Transport. And the bottom line is all about maximising our customers’ profitability.” Gemback added. 

Scania’s new truck generation cuts fuel consumption by an average of 5 per cent, thanks to further-developed powertrains and advanced aerodynamic solutions.

The new truck generation has been developed with a number of overall features in focus: fuel economy, driver environment, safety, optimum use of interior space, and maximum reliability.

The new trucks deliver an average of 5% lower fuel consumption on average thanks to  the advanced powertrain, which result in exceptional fuel efficiency and driving performance, and  improved aerodynamics. Every surface, at the front as well as along  the sides and even below the vehicle, has been optimised for minimum drag. Even components like wipers, rearview mirrors and all the various lights have been designed with this in mind.

In addition to enhancing the performance of the vehicle, Scania recognizes that the driver plays a significant role in the success of their customers’ business. The interior ergonomics of the cab design enhances comfort and functionality. Drivers can now drive more safely with a better view of the road due to a lower instrument panel and optimised A-pillars combined with the positioning of the driver 6.5 millimetres closer to the windscreen and 20 millimetres towards the side.

A first in the Philippines, the new truck generation has optional features like rollover side curtain airbags, which can potentially reduce fatalities from rollover accidents by up to 25 per cent. Together with seat belt use, rollover side curtain airbags are a crucial safety feature in preventing serious injury to the driver. It also features a more robust monocoque structure with high tensile steel, engineered in collaboration with Scania’s sister company, Porsche Engineering.

Apart from the advanced emergency braking system, the new generation has built in a number of new safety features such as the design of the steering column which places it directly beneath the steering wheel to absorb impact energy and reduce impact force to the driver during incidents. Optional camera sensors and other warning systems are also available to further enhance safety.

The new generation continues to adopt Scania’s unique modular system, where customers can customise their vehicle configurations according to their choice of cabs, engines and chassis. This system maximises spare parts availability and minimises downtime for vehicles needing repairs and replacements, allowing customers to benefit from incremental revenues.

Customers can also leverage the connectivity of the trucks to use the Fleet Management System for real-time tracking of the trucks. These connected services yield real-time data and long-term trends for fleet owners and operators to plan how to manage their vehicles and drivers. Scania also conducts driver training and coaching to upgrade the skills of drivers to be able to increase fuel efficiency and road safety.

“Our customers have come to recognize us as their partners in helping make their business flourish. We work very closely with them to ensure they will always be able to carry out their work in the most sustainable and profitable way, regardless of industry  and area of application,” said Leilani Lim-Tan, Vice President of BJ Mercantile, Inc., the local distributor of Scania.

To learn more about Scania, you may visit its showroom located at 1132 EDSA Balintawak, Quezon City. You may also call (02) 361-0088, email, or visit or check their Facebook page:

About Scania

Scania is a part of Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH and one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications. Scania is also leading provider of industrial and marine engines. Service-related products account for a growing proportion of the company’s operations, assuring Scania customers of cost-effective transport solutions and maximum uptime.

Scania also offers financial services. Employing some 44,000 people, the company operates in about 100 countries. Research and development activities are concentrated in Sweden, while production takes place in Europe and South America, with facilities for global interchange of both components and complete vehicles. In 2015, net sales totaled SEK 95 billion and net income amounted to SEK 6.8 billion.

Topics: Scania , New Truck Generation , International Truck of the Year Award , Green Truck Award
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