Scania in new generation construction truck launch


Staggered roll out of new range moves to XT vocational haulers

Scania in new generation construction truck launch
Scania XT comes in many sizes

 

Scania’s new generation project has put the focus on construction uses with the XT launch.

The move is the next step on the staggered rollout of the truck-makers revamped range but its appearance in Australia remains unclear.

"This industry is facing increasing demands for sustainable and cost-effective production. Each component in the complex construction logistics process must adapt to higher standards for efficiency and Scania XT is our contribution to this shift," global president and CEO Henrik Henriksson says.

The new construction range is the second stage in Scania’s introduction of new generation trucks, the fruits of more than 10 year’s development with an investment exceeding €2 billion (A$3 billion).

Scania XT includes the entire range of cab and engine specifications, from the smallest P-series cab to the spacious S-series cab, the company says.

Customers can select engines with power outputs ranging from 280hp (209kW) to 730hp (544kW).

The introduction of the XT range by Scania marks the start of a "targeted offensive with tailor-made solutions focused on demanding customers in Europe".

"We are putting a higher emphasis on construction," Henriksson says.

"We now have the right products, the right services and the right skills to match Scania’s leading position in long-distance vehicles."

The company also spruiks the services side of its offering, banking on the need for up-time  and reliability in the construction industry

"The global construction industry continues to grow and Scania now presents enhanced tools to meet the demand," Henriksson says.

"We are well aware of the slim margins for many hauliers in this business and we have developed vehicles and solutions to ensure sustained profitability."

 

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