Scania tops Euro truck test

Scania has claimed bragging rights in Europe’s truck comparison, the 1000 Point Test, for the second year in succession.

This exhaustive test, once again, confirms not only the excellent fuel performance of our new generation trucks but also the many other attractive features that set Scania apart, says Alexander Vlaskamp, Head of Trucks at Scania.

We have now introduced the full range of new generation trucks in Europe and the response has been overwhelming.

This year’s test focused on mid-sized cabs with power ratings in the 450hp range, with the Scania R 450 pitted against the Mercedes Actros 1845 and the Volvo FH 460.

The 1,000 Point Test involves an international team of truck journalists who score the trucks subjectively in combination with objective measuring. The test runs along a 180km route in south-west Germany.

With the recent introductions of updated Cruise Control with Active Prediction, the Pulse & Glide function and Downhill Speed Control, Scania says it has improved its fuel performance.

It adds that Pulse & Glide provides an opportunity to increase speed – Pulse – and then freewheel – Glide – for a longer period of time, thereby taking even better advantage of the kinetic energy of the vehicle on hilly roads.

Scania says this feature pays off in terms of lower fuel consumption, helping it be the clear 1,000 Point Test winner.

Scania also proved to be the fastest truck in every comparative situation, including initial acceleration, motorway cruising and driving uphill.

Scania adds that its new generation truck excelled in the categories of cab, driveline and performance, fuel consumption, and cost and payload. Overall, Scania was ahead of the competition in the 1,000 Point Test with a total of 954.5 points, followed by Mercedes’ 943.2 points and Volvo’s 941.9 points.

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