Scania reveals New Truck Generation sale date

Scania Australia will launch and commence sales of its award-winning New Truck Generation during 2018, the company announced today.

There will be a launch preview event in March, followed by the start of sales with the first of the new vehicles due to arrive in Australia in the second half of 2018, Scania said.

“We are delighted to announce that the 2017 International Truck of the Year, the New Truck Generation Scania, will begin to arrive in Australia during 2018,” said Scania Australia’s Director of Sales, Martin Toomey.

“The New Truck Generation has been much anticipated in Australia following its international launch in the third quarter of 2016 in Europe, and subsequent success in sales, as well as garnering many positive reviews and successful comparisons with direct rivals, and of course being awarded International Truck of the Year for 2017.

“The new vehicles feature an all new cab, significantly revised engines and gearboxes, as well as improved aerodynamics all of which add up to a 5% reduction in fuel use, providing operators with significant reductions in running costs, especially in long haul applications.

“We have been evaluating a number of the six-cylinder and V8 models in Australia this year, and they have exceeded our expectations in every way.

“These vehicles are now on-test with selected operators, undertaking real-world driving duties in a range of applications across the country.”

Globally, Scania’s NTG pre-production test vehicles covered more than 12.5 million km in all terrain and all climatic conditions prior to the European launch, coping with the frozen Artic Circle in the depths of the northern winter and the blistering dry heat of the mountains of southern Spain.

“The New Truck Generation arrives as Scania’s market momentum is reaching an all-time high, with record numbers of deliveries of the existing P, G and R-series trucks here, as operators are drawn by Scania’s incredible reliability, durability, operating economy and of course, driver comfort and safety,” Martin said.

“As the need to retain quality drivers becomes ever-more pressing, both the existing range and New Truck Generation Scania will help operators hold on to their best drivers, and also attract the cream of the crop.” 

Scania Australia said further details regarding the timing of the launch, start of deliveries and local specifications will be announced soon.

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