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Scania to show Euro 6 of the best

A comprehensive array of Scania’s New Truck Generation (NTG) vehicles, all featuring ultra-clean Euro 6 compliant engines, will be on public display for the first time in Australia at the 2019 Brisbane Truck Show in May.

Scania claims Euro 6 vehicle sales now account for 90 per cent of its deliveries in Australia, underlining the willingness of Scania customers to play their role in reducing air pollution.

Leading the charge on the stand will be an R-series prime mover powered by the new 650hp V8 Euro 6 engine, boasting a mountain-mauling 3300Nm (2434lbft) of torque rendering it ideally suited to heavy haulage work.

There will be also two G 500 6-cylinder Euro 6 prime movers on the stand: The first in G 500 road freight guise – ideal for high cube interstate B-double work and the second, a G 500 XT specified for construction duties, complete with a super-duty steel tipping body.

Rounding out the display will be a P 340 Euro 6, 6x2 gas-fuelled rigid truck, a specification previously unseen in Australia.

This green, clean and efficient vehicle sports twin large-capacity compressed natural gas tanks and is said to offer vastly reduced CO2 emissions compared to diesel equivalents, making it ideal for operations in densely-populated urban delivery environments.

“The 2019 Brisbane Truck Show gives Scania the first opportunity to display to the market a comprehensive array of NTG trucks, from the innovative P 340 CNG-fuelled 6x2 rigid, to the mighty Euro 6 650hp V8-powered R 650,” said Dean Dal Santo, Director of Sales for Scania Trucks in Australia.

“We have seen a marked increase in interest and orders since we debuted the NTG range in Australia last year. This show will give the industry and general public the opportunity to see exactly how the latest technology in truck transport can benefit their lives and businesses.”

“We look forward to discussing our pathways towards Total Operating Economy and a smaller carbon footprint with all businesses interested in reducing their operating costs and boosting their profitability,” he said.

As with all new Scania trucks now sold in Australia, the eye-catching silver-painted display vehicles are fitted with twin side-curtain airbags which are said to provide the highest possible level of occupant protection during a roll-over incident.

Also fitted to all display vehicles are the Scania Communicator telematics system, electrically operated cab tilt function, Scania Retarder and Scania Opticruise automated manual transmission (AMT) with driver-selectable operating modes.

In addition, Scania will once again showcase its transport solutions with experts on hand to discuss contract maintenance, driver training, connected services and truck rental. 

Scania Finance Australia will also have representatives on the stand to discuss funding for new vehicle purchases as well as its new insurance products.

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