Scania unveils new construction trucks in Europe

Scania has launched its new generation construction truck range onto the European market although its Australian arrival is a long way off

Scania unveils new construction trucks in Europe
Scania's new generation XT truck range has been officially launched in Europe.


Scania launched the XT truck range on September 5 for the European market, the new trucks said to be tailor-made for the construction industry.

"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," says Scania president and CEO Henrik Henriksson.

The new construction range is the second stage in Scania’s introduction of new generation trucks, which Scania says are the fruits of more than 10 year’s development with an investment exceeding EUR 2 billion ($2.90 billion).

According to Scania, an extensive analysis of the multi-faceted construction industry led it to develop a comprehensive range to meet the highly diverse transport assignments within the sector.

Scania says the XT is uniquely offered for the entire range of cab and engine specifications, from the smallest P-series cab to the spacious S-series cab. Customers can select engines with power outputs ranging from 280 to 730hp. The broad specifications are said tob e complemented by a host of services to ensure the highest uptime, reliability and profitability for customers.

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

Scania's XT truck range in action in Europe, but Australian buyers will have to wait a while longer for the new trucks arrival.

Scania believes transporters in the construction industry normally form part of a larger process and crucially must avoid disruptions. It ads that, in addition to tough and durable vehicles, it has created an entire ecosystem of services that ensure uninterrupted deliveries while improving customers’ profitability.

"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."

Australian customers may have to wait some time for the XT's arrival here. Scania Australia says it is keen to add these vehicles to its range, however local specification and compliance work has "not yet been undertaken, so their arrival is still a considerable way off".

Check out the official launch video of the Scania XT New Generation construction truck range on YouTube.

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