Scania introduces new powertrain and major updates12 November 2021
In its single biggest launch since the introduction of the new truck generation back in 2016, Scania is now introducing not only a new engine platform, but also services and updates that are set to consolidate its position as the leading manufacturer of premium heavy trucks.
With its all-new engine platform for Euro VI vehicles, ranging from 414 to 552bhp, Scania’s powertrain promises fuel savings that typically will reach 8% for long haulage customers. All engines have inherent HVO fuel capabilities and two of them can be ordered as FAME biodiesel versions. More iterations will follow for markets outside Europe and for biogas solutions. The new powertrain also includes new gearboxes and axles, and a premium service, Scania ProCare, for customers that request 100% planned uptime. Scania is also introducing an option for digital rearview mirrors for increased safety.
“We see a world of transport that is rapidly changing, where customer demands for the best total operating economy and a sustainable future go hand-in-hand,” says Alexander Vlaskamp, executive vice president and head of sales and marketing at Scania. “At Scania, we have set our aim higher than maybe any other manufacturer. Not because we think it will be easy but because we see no other option than to actually reach the targets for curbing greenhouse gas emissions set by the Paris agreement in 2016.”
Vlaskamp adds: “Renewable fuels and electrified vehicles will increase their share dramatically in the next few years, but we all still depend on combustion engines for our daily lives. And that is why Scania’s new engine is so important, since it will contribute towards substantial decarbonisation for the rest of this decade.”
Scania says that its science-based climate targets are guiding the company, and will be reached with a mix of energy efficiency, renewable fuels and electrification.
Scania reports it spent EUR2billion on the launch, which includes major updates on chassis, frames, axles and tanks for increased modularity.
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