EXCLUSIVE: Freightliner Cascadia first drive full review

The most intensive and expensive test program ever undertaken by Freightliner outside North America has now kicked off with two left-hand drive Cascadias spearheading a dramatic charge aimed at leaving nothing to chance in the pursuit of a bold new future. Here is a Cascadia with the fundamentals to entirely reshape Freightliner’s image in this country. We exclusively take it for a first-ever Australian test drive.
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Meet the Muscle MAN

It might be six months or so before it’s actually available on the Australian market but a new 640hp MAN flagship with a lofty stand-up cab will almost certainly add momentum – literally and physically – to the German maker’s competitive credentials
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On the road … again!

The rebirth of the International brand with the long-awaited ProStar certainly hasn’t taken the trucking world – or at least, our small slice of it – by storm. Even so, after a B-double run from Melbourne to Sydney, Steve Brooks believes ProStar has the fundamentals to carve far more than just a token presence in a crowded market
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ProStar in profile

In this comprehensive report, Steve Brooks takes a look at the long-winded arrival of International ProStar on the Australian market, talking exclusively with the first ProStar owner in Australia, then steering a B-double up the Hume to find a truck with plenty of positives. But first, here’s a bit of background
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Beyond Better

The recent preview in Melbourne of the first Freightliner Cascadia in Australia was far more than just a peek at a new model about to undergo an extensive local test program. It was, in no uncertain terms, that point where Daimler Trucks North America officially hit the ‘reset’ button in a US$100 million bid to finally make Freightliner a front-runner on the Australian market. Here is a special report
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