The first examples of 42 new generation Scania Euro 6 P 450 6×4 prime movers are now in service with Linfox around Australia, predominantly for use in metropolitan operations.
The new Scania P 450 Sleeper Cabs are fitted as standard with side curtain roll over airbags, the first such safety devices fitted to any trucks available in Australia, contributing a significant safety enhancement for drivers.
The P-series is Scania’s lowest-entry level cab currently available in Australia, making multiple entry and exit manoeuvres far easier for drivers who are engaged in multi-drop deliveries during a shift.
Scania’s New Truck Generation models feature improved visibility and comfort, with larger diameter brakes that reduce stopping distances. The positioning of the front axle 50 mm further forward moves the driver closer to the screen, reducing blind spots and improving all round vision. Included in the new vehicle specification is Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Departure Warning, auto wipers and headlamps, as well as LED daytime running lamps.
The 450 hp 6-cylinder engine produces 2350 Nm of torque and is fed by a 710-litre fuel tank, while there are 75-litres of AdBlue on board.
“Scania is very pleased to have a fleet customer as important as Linfox take delivery of our New Truck Generation P-series,” said Mikael Jansson, Managing Director of Scania Australia.
“We have only recently begun delivery of the NTG vehicles in Australia and this is the biggest fleet order we have delivered of the NTG,” Mr Jansson added..