Scania to show off NTG range at Brisbane Truck Show

Manufacturer says its trucks can help businesses lower operating costs and improve uptime

Scania to show off NTG range at Brisbane Truck Show
A G 500 in linehaul guise, which will accompany one for construction duties


Scania will showcase a range of its New Truck Generation (NTG) vehicles at this year's Brisbane Truck Show, which runs May 16-19.

Leading the charge will be an R-series prime mover fitted with the new 650hp (485kW) V8 Euro 6 engine.

With 3,300Nm of torque, the engine is suited to long-haul work.

There will be two G 500 6-cylinder Euro 6 prime movers on the stand: one in G 500 road freight guise (for example, interstate high cubic capacity B-double work) and the second, as a G 500 XT specified for construction duties, complete with steel tipper body.

The display will also feature a P 340 Euro 6, 6x2 gas-fuelled rigid truck, a specification that Scania says will seen for the first time in Australia. 

The vehicle carries twin large-capacity compressed natural gas tanks, and can offer reduced CO2 emissions, with a view to operations in densely-populated urban delivery environments.

As with all Scania trucks offered in Australia, the silver-painted display vehicles are fitted with side curtain roll-over airbags to provide the highest level of crash protection available for driver and passenger. 

Also fitted to all display vehicles will be the Scania Communicator telematics system, electrically operated cab tilt function, Scania Retarder and Scania Opticruise automated gear change, with driver-selectable operating modes.

All the Scania trucks on the stand will be equipped with state-of-the art LED head and tail lamps, Advanced Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control and Electronic Stability Programme.

Additionally, Scania will showcase its transport solutions with experts on hand to discuss contract maintenance, driver training, connected services and truck rental. 

Scania Finance Australia will also have representatives on the stand to discuss funding for new vehicle purchases as well as its new insurance products.

Read global head Henrik Henriksson’s thoughts on the Australian market, here

"The Brisbane Truck Show gives Scania the first opportunity to display to the market comprehensive array of NTG trucks, from the innovative P 340 CNG-fuelled 6x2 rigid, to the Euro 6 650 hp V8-powered R 650," Scania Trucks Australia director of sales Dean Dal Santo says.

"We have seen a marked increase in interest and orders since we debuted the NTG range in Australia just one year ago. 

"This show will give the industry and general public the opportunity to see exactly how the latest technology in truck transport can benefit their lives and businesses.

"Our focus on business sustainability will illustrate just how the addition of Scania trucks to a company fleet can drive down total operating costs, improve uptime and therefore profitability. 

"With more than 4000 Scania vehicles in Australia using our Scania telematics system, we are able to analyse and demonstrate, week-by-week, how Scania’s solutions can save businesses significant amounts of money, which makes them financially stronger, better employers, securing jobs for Australians in the industry."

All the vehicles on the stand will be Euro 6 compliant – in line with Scania’s aim to play a role in reducing air pollution. 

Currently, Scania’s Euro 6 sales account for 90 per cent of deliveries in Australia. 

"We have taken a conscious decision to display all our trucks as Euro 6 compliant, to illustrate how we are leading the shift towards a sustainable transport system for Australia," Dal Santo says.

"Our customers, and our customers’ customers are now demanding a smaller carbon footprint from transport logistics in order to meet their own environmental targets, and Scania is fully equipped to deliver on this need.

"We look forward to discussing our pathways towards Total Operating Economy and a smaller carbon footprint with all businesses interested in reducing their operating costs and boosting their profitability."


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