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New Truck Gen­er­a­tion by Scania receives over­whelm­ing praises during Scania’s Test and Drive 2019

 

9 October 2019, KUALA LUMPUR – The New Truck Generation by Scania received overwhelming praises and positive responses from customers and guests during the New Truck Generation Test and Driver 2019 that was held at Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS).

The week-long event saw around 300 invited customers, guests, fans as well as members of the media flocking MAEPS to experience driving Scania’s New Truck Generation in a safe and controlled environment. Participants praised the performance and features of the New Truck Generation after having the chance to manoeuvre a Scania G410A6X2 New Truck Generation across two choices of routes within MAEPS.

One praise came from Alex Lai of Mansang Logistics Sdn Bhd who commented that “the features of the New Truck Generation have improved greatly from the older generation as many things have been simplified making the truck more user friendly, very comfortable and most importantly the clear visibility from the different angles. The truck itself is more enhanced and very powerful. Safety feature such as the improved response from the braking system is also a plus point for Scania’s New Truck Generation.”

From the driver’s perspective, enhancements have been made to provide an enriched driver’s environment as noted by Mohamad Hasni from Yeap Transport and Trading Company.

“The cabin is one of a kind. Adjustable seat that is close to the door, ergonomic dashboard with touchscreen, and large windscreen with extended view make it easier for the driver to operate in a comfortable and safe environment. Scania has truly designed a truck that is focused on the customers and the drivers needs,” Mohamad Hasni elaborated.

“I am very grateful for all the guests who took the time to test & drive the New Truck Generation from Scania. I am even more inspired by the feedback that I have gotten from them. Our guests definitely saw the features that we can offer, felt the performance of the truck and also believe that this truck can help lower operating cost, increase revenue and profitability for their businesses,” stated Scania Southeast Asia Managing Director, Marie Sjödin Enström.

The New Truck Generation by Scania is the result of 10 years in development and SEK 20 billion (RM 10 billion) worth of investment with more than 12 million kilometres of test-driving. Launched earlier this year, the New Truck Generation is designed and engineered to give Scania truck owners better fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions as it is equipped with advanced powertrain and aerodynamic solutions that consume an average of 3 percent less fuel. Other features of the New Truck Generation include new chassis design, extended storage options, and enhanced safety features such as the award-winning rollover side curtain airbags, which is a first in Malaysia.

“As a business, Scania has been at the forefront of providing sustainable transport solutions to our customers. Our New Truck Generation will serve as the vehicle to carry the momentum of economic progress with reduced carbon footprint as we work towards our new 2050 commitment of achieving net-zero emissions,” added Marie.

The New Truck Generation Test and Drive 2019 also saw the handover ceremony of the New Truck Generation to two customers, Mekar Angkut Sdn Bhd (Mekar Angkut) and Tasik Bintang Transport and Trading Sdn Bhd (Tasik Bintang). Mekar Angkut, part of the Konsortium E-Mutiara group of companies, decided to purchase 5 G360A4X2NA Scania New Truck Generation as their first time purchase after being satisfied with the performance of Scania busses that are operating under Konsortium E-Mutiara. On the other hand, Tasik Bintang, an existing Scania customer with 12 Scania trucks in their fleet, purchased a total of 9 New Truck Generation by Scania as a sign of confidence in the performance and reliability of Scania trucks.

Since the launch of the New Truck Generation, many transport and logistics companies have been purchasing the trucks as a show of the industry’s confidence in Scania as well as the increased industry focus towards sustainable transport solutions.

Marie Sjödin Enström, Managing Director of Scania Southeast Asia thanked the guests who took the time to test & drive the New Truck Generation from Scania. The guests definitely saw the features that Scania can offer, felt the performance of the truck and also believed that this truck can help lower operating cost, increase revenue and profitability for their businesses.

Daniel Tan, Sales Director of Scania Southeast Asia explained to our guests from Singapore the importance of the drivers and highlighted the key features of the New Truck Generation that will improve driving performance and ergonomics.

Mr Alvin Tan from Librans Sdn Bhd explored the interior of New Truck Generation using virtual reality headset with Tan Chee Hon, Services Product Manager of Scania Southeast Asia explaining how the interior ergonomics of the cab design enhances comfort and functionality. Drivers can now drive more safely with a better view of the road due to a lower instrument panel and optimised A-pillars combined with the positioning of the driver 6.5 millimetres closer to the windscreen and 20 millimetres towards the side.

Roslan Alias, one of Scania experienced driver trainers showing Dato’ Ooi Win Juat of Puspakom, the features of the Scania truck that help increase the uptime while reducing CO2 emissions.

Anders Liss, Regional Manager for Southern Region and Country Manager for Scania Malaysia Singapore explaining to Scania customers the rollover side curtain airbags that is the first in Malaysia which can potentially reduce fatalities from rollover accidents by up to 25 per cent.

Mr Mohamad Hasni from Yeap Transport and Trading Company shared his experienced driving the New Truck Generation that enhancements have been made to provide an enriched driver’s environment.

Tasik Bintang Transport and Trading Sdn Bhd, an existing Scania customer with 12 Scania trucks in their fleet, purchased a total of 9 New Truck Generation by Scania as a sign of confidence in the performance and reliability of Scania trucks. Mr Tan Say Lim, Director of Tasik Bintang received one of the 9 trucks from Marie Sjödin Enström, Managing Director of Scania Southeast Asia during the Test & Drive event.

Mekar Angkut Sdn Bhd, part of the Konsortium E-Mutiara group of companies, purchased 5 units of G360A4X2NA Scania New Truck Generation as their first time purchase after being satisfied with the performance of Scania busses that are operating under Konsortium E-Mutiara. Mr Anam Ibrahim, Manager of Mekar Angkut received the first unit of truck from Marie Sjödin Enström, Managing Director of Scania Southeast Asia during the Test & Drive event.

Mr Idris Talib of SGCarMart drove Scania G410A6x2NZ New Truck Generation at Test & Drive 2019 event. Since the launch of the New Truck Generation, many transport and logistics companies have been purchasing the trucks as a show of the industry's confidence in Scania as well as the increased industry focus towards sustainable transport solutions.

Marie Sjödin Enström, Managing Director of Scania Southeast Asia was driving one of the guests on Scania G410A6X2NZ New Truck Generation that is designed and engineered to give Scania truck owners better fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions as it equipped with advanced powertrain and aerodynamic solutions that consume an average of 3 percent less fuel.