SCANIA WEST AFRICA LAUNCHES NEW TRUCK GENERATION
5 FEBRUARY 2019
Scania West Africa introduced the XT range of Scania’s New Truck Generation at the Regional Workshop in Tema, giving participants the opportunity to tour trucks engineered for the sub-Saharan climate.
The new extra-tough Scania XT trucks deliver a highly robust range of solutions for a wide variety of applications and can be configured to each operator’s requirements. The Scania XT comes with the industry first side curtain rollover airbags as standard providing driver and passenger with complete protection in the event of a crash or rollover. Scania is the only truck maker to offer this potentially life-saving feature, and is standard across the West African range.
The XT is fitted with Scania’s full range modular Euro 3 engines and Opticruise automated gear-changing crucial for particularly challenging environments.
As part of global efforts to drive the shift to sustainable transport solutions, the new trucks can run on either diesel, biodiesel or hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO). Scania has the truck industry’s widest range of vehicles running on renewable and alternative fuels thereby greatly reducing carbon footprint in the transport industry.
Speaking at the launch, the Managing Director for Scania West Africa, Fredrik Morsing said, “The New Truck Generation optimizes total cost of ownership and improves sustainability and profit of businesses. We at Scania are driving the shift towards a more sustainable transport system.” He concluded saying, “We believe in engaging in local initiatives. Along with our West Africa Training Academy partners, we provide apprentice programs with the aim of supplying the Ghanaian transport and logistics sector with skilled and qualified technicians and bus drivers .”
Delivering vehicle solutions for mining and construction industries across the world has taught Scania the true meaning of uptime, and what it takes to secure it. Now the new Scania XT range stands ready to prove it. The XT range is equipped with a unique protruding steel front bumper, headlamp protection grilles, front under-bumper skid-plate, 40-tonne towing point in the centre of the bumper, and robust door mirror housings, as well as an elevated ride-height and all-steel parabolic leaf spring suspension.
Like all New Truck Generation trucks, the Scania XT range benefits from a full range of Scania operator solutions and services, designed to provide exceptional ownership experiences while delivering the most impressive total operating economy.
The facelift for the Marcopolo G7 fitted on a Scania chassis was also introduced at the launch.