Scania to update its range, with a new 13-litre engine and improved fuel economy

Will Shiers
July 4, 2021

Scania has announced a major product launch later this year, the most significant since the introduction of its new generation range.

Although details and timings are vague, it has hinted at new engine, with improved fuel economy, and chassis updates.

“Given the situation with record demand, semiconductor shortages and the coming introduction of a new product range, we decided to put our cards on the table,” said Alexander Vlaskamp, executive vice president and head of sales and marketing at Scania (pictured).

"This has resulted in long lead-times and, in some cases, delayed deliveries, On top of this, we are preparing for our biggest introduction since 2016. In this situation, we decided it is fair to give potential customers a better basis for making decisions when considering their next Scania truck and its timing.

“We will continue to educate our sales force during the autumn and make sure that we have all tools and information in place for the introduction of the new 13-litre range in November. We are convinced that our customers will appreciate that they are being given the opportunity to either go for a great truck from the current range or choose the substantially updated trucks that are scheduled for production start during the second quarter of 2022.”

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Will Shiers

Will Shiers has held an HGV licence since the age of 21, and has been writing about commercial vehicles for the past 25 years. He started his career as technical editor on Motor Transport, before taking on the editorship of Truck & Driver. Since 2011 he has been the editor of industry leading weekly publication Commercial Motor. Will is the UK jury member of the International Truck of the Year.

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