Scania launches new truck generation in Thailand
Scania has unveiled an entire range of new trucks in Thailand.
Date : 22 February 2019
- Ten years of development work, 72 billion THB in investments
- A completely new truck range, together with connected and tailor-made services that aims at maximizing the customers’ total operating economy
- The new truck delivers up to 5% lower fuel consumption and has major improvement within safety, technology, driver environment and uptime.
- In addition, a new generation of gas engines is introduced, being the First Euro 6 heavy vehicle launched in Thailand
Scania is introducing a new truck range, the result of ten years of development work and an investment of over 72 billion THB. With the new range, Scania is extending its offering, thanks to its unique modular system, and now provides more performance steps both within the product and the services. These solutions are tailor-made for each type of customer in order to maximize their profitability.
"It is undoubtedly the biggest investment in Scania's 128 year history," says Stefan Dorski, Managing Director of Scania Siam Co., Ltd. "It is with great pride that my colleagues and I are now presenting the products and services that will bring Scania to new levels in Thailand and carry us far into the next decade.”
“Today Scania is not just launching a new truck range but also a unique, ingenious toolbox of sustainable solutions in the form of products and services with the aim to give our customers the necessary tools for achieving profitability in the one business that really matter namely their own.”
The most noticeable features are of course the completely new cabs, which are including ground-breaking new technologies and bringing the driver comfort to an entire new level. The visibility is improved through lower dashboards and moved driver position, and the aerodynamics together with the new powertrain provides a fuel consumption reduction of up to 5%.
In terms of safety, Scania has significantly enhanced both the active and passive features such as the industry-first rollover curtain side airbags, to protect drivers against rollover accidents.
The maintenance contracts now come with flexible plans, where the optimal maintenance interval is calculated for each individual vehicle based on their actual operation, maximizing the uptime and increasing the customers’ profitability.
“Our new range of products and services redefines the term ‘premium’ within the truck industry." adds Stefan Dorski.
A strong focus is being put on sustainability, with the introduction of the first Euro 6 heavy vehicle in Thailand. “This brand new gas engine, that has been purely developed for gas operation, will have a very good impact not only on the fuel cost, but also on the environment and the air quality”.