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The new Sisu Polar on Biglorryblog! The 'Finnishing' touches to the trucks with real guts!

  • 29 November 2010
  • By Biglorryblog

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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 Julkj├╝ri 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!

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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...

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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.

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And in classic Finnish chassis configurations too as Martin P will confirm...

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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.