NEXT GENERATION SCANIA IMPRESSES LOCAL OPERATORS
Scania dealer Road Trucks recently took a party of 32 local fleet operators to Sweden for the customer launch of the new generation Scania.
Accompanied by six members of staff, including Road Trucks Managing Director John Marks, the party was flown to Stockholm and visited Scania’s state of-the-art assembly plant in Södertälje. “Our customers came away very impressed with the new truck; it’s superb,” says John Marks. “Since its official launch in Paris, interest has been building and we already have firm orders for the first deliveries in the New Year.”
Customers have been attracted to the new truck’s cab which offers exceptional levels of driver comfort, plus many safety aspects and an impressive 5% reduction in fuel consumption. This is due to factors such as improved powertrains and better aerodynamics.
John says: “We will have demonstration models available for the New Year. It’s already shaping up to be a busy time for us and we have a very strong order book for 2017. The new Scania will be available alongside the current model which remains very popular with fleet owners.”
Scania’s investment in the new model range totals SEK 20 billion. Production at Södertälje is underway and there will be a choice of 24 different models.