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Scania launches highly competitive G-series into Australian market

Scania is to introduce its mid-size G-series cab range into the Australian market, teamed with the new six-cylinder 13-litre Euro 5 Exhaust Gas Recirculation emission technology engine.

This features Scania XPI (extra high-pressure injection) and a variable geometry turbocharger to ensure optimum performance and fuel efficiency with no need for AdBlue.

The 13-litre engine will be offered in 360hp, 400hp, 440hp and 480hp guises for Scania G-series customers, and all versions will be available with the new Scania Opticruise gear shifting system and a 3.42 rear axle ratio.

Scania’s 13-litre engines have high torque in relation to power, which means better driveability, effortless cruising and greater fuel economy because the engine is not working so hard at a given engine speed.

The Scania 13-litre engine develops so much torque, up to 2,500Nm between 1,000rpm and 1,300rpm for the 480hp version that it is always able to handle big loads or big roads with ease.

In 440hp guise, the engine delivers 2,300Nm of torque, and 2,100Nm from 400hp, while even the 360hp version has 1,850Nm on tap. All deliver peak torque between 1,000rpm and 1,300rpm.

The introduction of Scania G-series cabs offers drivers more spacious accommodation and additional interior storage space, compared with P-series cab variants that continue to be available on the market.

The G-series range of Scania trucks brings a new level of comfort to drivers engaged in distribution and construction work.

The Scania G-series cabs are available as the Day Cab and Sleeper configurations, for rigid or prime mover applications. The G-series is also available as a Highline Cab to special order.

The G-series cab is around 70mm lower than the R-series cab, and offers three-step entry and exit, with easy cross-cab access. The G-series Day Cab has the same flat roof as in the P-series Day Cab, but with additional interior height.

The interior floor height in the G-series cab is 310mm compared with 150mm in the R-series cab and 460mm in the P-series cab.

The G-series Sleeper Cab is available with one low-mounted sleeping berth as standard, a 700mm wide Bonell wire-sprung bed that is more than 2,000mm long, making it ideal for general haulage and fleet applications with regular overnight stops.

Both the Sleeper Cab and special order Highline Cab are optionally available with an upper bunk that is 600mm wide and almost 2,000mm long.

The Day Cab is available with resting equipment as an option.

Scania has pre-configured a range of G-series specifications to perfectly match specific market segments.

• For the construction and municipal markets, the G-series can be ordered from the factory in twin-steer, full air suspension 8x4 configuration, with a Hyva Hooklift already installed, powered by the 440hp engine, and featuring a Day Cab, new Scania Opticruise and Scania Retarder.

• For the construction market, the G-series provides a top-of-the-range focus for tipper operators with a 440hp engine specification, 6x4 chassis, Day Cab or Sleeper Cab, Scania Opticruise and Scania Retarder.

• For the intrastate and bulk liquid transport market, the G 440 or G 480 prime mover comes as a 6x4 chassis with a Day Cab, Fully Automated Scania Opticruise (for the G 440) and Scania Retarder. Polished alloy wheel rims help reduce tare weight. The Scania G-series fulfils operator requirements for low emissions engines, as well as excellent driver comfort and safety ¬– typical Euro-truck driver benefits now well-understood and appreciated by both operators and drivers.

• For Interstate distribution work with a single trailer, the Scania G 440 prime mover comes with a 6x4 chassis, Sleeper Cab, Scania Opticruise and Scania Retarder.

“The new Scania G-series range offers a perfect solution to a variety of applications for customers seeking a premium mid-size European truck,” says Roger McCarthy, Managing Director, Scania Australia.

“With the new, clean and frugal Scania XPI EGR Euro 5 13-litre engine, the

G-series offers operators a wide range of power outputs from 360hp to 480hp, access to the new Fully Automated Scania Opticruise gear shift system, a comfortable, spacious cab with the option of a sleeper and the choice of rigid or prime mover configuration.

“For many sectors of the truck industry, from construction to interstate delivery, the Scania G-series has all the bases covered.

“The Scania G-series is powered by our highest horsepower Euro 5 inline engines and occupies an important position between the existing P-series and R-series variants.

“It also features the bold, new Scania front-end styling recently revealed for the flagship R-series,” Roger says.

Deliveries of the new Scania G-series commence immediately.