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Stars of the show: Scania takes centre stage with a triple UK premiere at Road Transport Expo

4th June 2024

  • Scania UK unveils three new vehicles in the UK for the first time
  • Its first right-hand drive battery electric tractor unit and the latest generation biogas engines make their UK debuts at the show
  • While the Svempa Frost Fire arrives on these shores – to acknowledge 60 years of Scania UK


Stoneleigh Park, UK, 4 June 2024: Scania UK steals the limelight at Road Transport Expo as a trio of trucks make their UK premiere.


With a large presence both inside and outside, Scania is focusing its attendance on decarbonisation and celebrating its 60th anniversary in the UK.


Chris Newitt, Managing Director for Scania UK, said: “Road Transport Expo is an important UK show in our calendar. This is the only opportunity we get to promote our full range of vehicles, services and support to a mixture of customers and prospects. Which is why we’ve taken an all-encompassing approach this year.


“Of course, it’s important to acknowledge our 60th anniversary. However, the pressures to decarbonise and make positive change is growing in our industry. To be able to showcase that Scania UK and our people are here and willing to help any business on their transitional journey is crucial.”


Decarbonisation at your fingertips:


Decarbonisation is the core theme on the inside stand, with Scania showcasing its battery electric truck for regional operations for the first time in the UK.


Available in both rigid and tractor unit forms, this is the first vehicle to feature Scania’s new high-density Northvolt batteries built at its state-of-the-art battery assembly facility in Södertälje, Sweden.


The truck is powered by a trio of electric motors and a six-speed automatic gearbox, which produces either 400kW (536hp) or 450kW (603hp) of continuous power. While a total gross battery capacity of 624kWh – gives it a range of up to 350km at a gross vehicle weight of 40 tonnes, or 250km at 64 tonnes.


Also making its first appearance in the UK is Scania’s latest generation 13-litre biogas engine. Available in two power outputs: 410hp and 460hp, the vehicle on display uses the latter, and is paired with the G25 gearbox and R756 rear axle used on the latest generation diesel SUPER powertrain. In testing, this combination has proven that operators could see up to a 5% fuel saving on long-haul operations.


It also features a new compressed gas tank option. With two large tanks installed behind the cab – it allows a total of 1,224 litres of compressed gas to be stored, culminating in the longest range ever offered by Scania in the UK.


This truck is also debuting Smart Dash. This new central hub offers improved driver interaction with Scania’s digital ecosystem. Behind the wheel is a new 12.3” digital Driver Display screen, while a large new 12.9” HD touchscreen Centre Information Display (CID) dominates the cabin, giving the driver all the functionality and tools, they need at their fingertips.


Scania is also displaying its complete support and services offering, and how it can be a customer’s Trusted Advisor along their decarbonisation journey.


Whether that’s completing thorough operational analysis. Or choosing the right vehicles, picking the correct servicing package, finance options or Connected Services, through to helping make sure the right infrastructure is in place for today and into the future.


It’s time to celebrate – 60 years of Scania in the UK


Outside, Scania has a mix of the new and the old on display – from the latest generation SUPER 560 S, through to the first Scanias to grace the UK roads back in the 1960s – in the shape of a Scania-Vabis LB76 (1966) and a LB110 (1968).


As a tribute to Scania UK’s 60th, there are some special customer vehicles on the stand, from the UK’s first R Series Topline V8 (J.W.Bird 2004) and Coles & Sons’ latest custom 770 S V8 to Charles Russell’s freshly restored 3-Series Streamline, which was used by the Benetton Formula 1 team in 1994.


The Svempa Frost Fire also makes its UK debut too. This one-of-a-kind show truck is one of Sven Erik Bergendahl's iconic creations, which he developed in collaboration with Scania.


Featuring an icy blue and fiery orange custom paintwork, bespoke bodywork, and an illuminated engine bay, this showstopper is based on a V8, and includes a number of deft touches and signature styling elements that set it apart from any other Scania V8 on the road.

For further information, please contact:


Hemal Mistry,

Head of Communications, Scania UK

Phone: 07716 090387