The cat's out of the bag (or rather the bear)! For behold, the brand new Mercedes-cab-based Sisu Polar! And I am most grateful to Juhan Julkjüri for tipping me off to the fact that the story and pictures of the new Polar (which has a highly-stylised, Sisu-badged, Merc cab atop Merc engines) are up on the company website at http://www.sisuauto.com/kuvat.php And I reckon the Finns have done a pretty good job of giving the Actros cab their own unique 'face' don't you? Now click through here for the full story and lots more Polar photos..they're grrrrrreat!
The official story on the Sisu website declares that the new range of truck, called the Polar Star range, which ultilises Daimler-components, "is a strong domestic product." Moreover, it has a number of important improvements over the old model...
As you can see the Actros cab has been given the 'Sisu' treatment and is offered as a high-roof big sleeper or working 'day cab'---all in the classic Finn range of timber, rock and gravel trucks.
And in classic Finnish chassis configurations too as Martin P will confirm...
And here's the engine and gearbox choice for your Sisu Polar:
Mercedes-Benz OM501LA, V6 at 480hp and 2300Nm
Mercedes-Benz OM502LA, V8, at 550hp and 2600Nm
Mercedes-Benz OM502LA, V8, at 600hp and 2800Nm
Mercedes PowerShift G280-16, auto
Mercedes Telligent G240-16 Synchronised manual
Eaton Fuller RTLO 20918
And as more information on the Polar comes in (and I get interior shots too) I'll post them up on BLB.