After five years selling tractor units in Japan, Scania has now expanded its offering to include rigid trucks. Rigids account for more than 80 percent of the Japanese truck market.
For the past five years, Scania Japan has delivered a range of tractor units, including heavy-haulage trucks. The company has now decided to expand its offering to rigid trucks, the largest truck market segment in Japan.
The first product to be launched is a G 410 6×2 box body truck featuring Scania’s award-winning 410 hp Euro 6 engine with SCR only.
Johan Lundén, Managing Director at Scania Japan said:
“The product we are introducing has performed extremely well in Europe and I am confident that its combination of performance, reliability and ergonomics will add value for our Japanese customers.”
Customers, bodybuilders, resellers and other partners recently took the opportunity to test and drive the G 410 trucks at the Fuji International Speedway. The event was organised by Akiko Watanabe, Senior Marketing Manager at Scania Japan.
“Many of the invited guests drove a Scania truck for the first time,” Watanabe says. “They specifically appreciated the retarder, the fully automated gearchanging system Scania Opticruise and the cab quality.”