Scania Australia has set a new benchmark for deliveries in 2019, with 1149 heavy-duty trucks placed with customers during the year.
In the first full year of availability of the New Truck Generation (NTG), sales accelerated past previous benchmarks while carry-over orders into 2020 indicate robust demand endures for Australia’s safest truck range.
The Scania NTG is the only truck to provide dual side curtain rollover airbags as standard across the range, with the new CrewCab four-door model favoured by Australian metropolitan and country fire-fighting services offering four side curtain rollover airbags.
“With the earliest NTG trucks having been on the road for 18 months, we have seen proof that the new technology has delivered the promised improvements in fuel economy and reductions in operating costs. These savings have driven the increased demand for the Scania product,” said Dean Dal Santo, Scania Australia Director of Truck Sales.
Supporting operators in their quest for improved efficiency and lower emissions, more Scania trucks delivered in 2019 were Euro 6 compliant than ever before.
“This means Scania is driving the shift to a more sustainable transport solution, where emissions from our vehicles are as clean as is possible using internal combustion technology. Globally, Scania is already very advanced in its plans to deliver diesel-electric hybrid trucks and is working towards fully electrified chassis in the near future,” said Dean.
During 2019, Scania NTG V8 supply returned to normal, including availability of the new generation Euro 6 compliant 650 hp version. Supplies of the XT extra-tough construction industry-oriented specification across P, G and R-series cabs flowed freely into Australia, with the first all-wheel drive configuration, and all-new CrewCabs also arriving.
Also launched in 2019 was the new 7.0-litre engine in three horsepower outputs destined for the P-series urban and regional rigid delivery market, giving Scania access to the upper end of the medium duty market for the first time.