360 kg less weight
With the lighter 7-litre engine, the new trucks have shed a full 360 kilograms in comparison with Scania’s 9-litre variant, improving both fuel consumption and payload. “We have significantly broadened our offering to the growing number of customers operating in urban areas,” says Henrik Eng, Product Director for Urban Trucks
"The lower fuel consumption fits well into the sustainability focus of many cities."
Created for cities
The 7-litre engine is primarily designed for urban applications such as distribution trucks, skip loaders and airport support vehicles. These lighter urban trucks are available in three engine outputs: 220, 250 and 280 hp. The engine is certified to use 100 percent HVO, which is a biofuel that gives a CO2 reduction of up to 90 percent.
Low engine tunnel for more space
With the more compact dimensions, the new P-series cab will feature a lower engine tunnel, which will open up a more spacious cab interior. Additionally, due to the 6-cylinder configuration, drivers will appreciate lower noise and vibration.
Specify to your needs
For certain urban transport applications, the larger 9-litre engine will remain the relevant choice, for example in heavy beverage distribution. But in many cases, the 7-litre engine is the perfect choice for urban applications, with a gross total weight of 26 tonnes.
“For urban distribution, trucks will typically start their route with 18 tonnes of goods in the box, gradually reducing the load as deliveries are made,” says Eng. “It makes sense not to over-specify the truck, especially with the substantial fuel savings to be gained.”