Scania completes truck range: Launches L-series; adds new engines

Will Shiers
December 7, 2017

Scania has completed the roll-out of its new generation truck range with the launch of a low-entry L-series and a new 7-litre engine.

The 18-month launch programme commenced in August 2017 with the unveiling of the R- and S-series long-haul trucks. Featuring an entirely new modular cab system, these vehicles are widely considered to have set new standards in terms of driver comfort and visibility. The S-series, the first Scania to feature a completely flat floor, was promptly crowned International Truck of the Year 2017.

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In June the new G-series broke cover, completing the long-haul line-up. At the same time a 650hp version of the V8 engine was launched, which like the 520hp and 580hp derivatives, uses SCR-only technology. Now only the range-topping 730hp V8 uses a mixture of EGR and SCR.

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The next phase in the new truck roll-out happened in the autumn, with the launch of Scania’s XT heavy-duty construction range. Featuring a heavy-duty bumper with superior ground clearance, and numerous other tough styling cues, the XT package is available on all cab types. At the same time a new P-series cab was shown for the first time, but with very little fanfare. We now know that Scania was waiting for the launch of its new 7-litre engine before shouting about its new distribution range.

The final phase is the launch of the all-new L-series low-entry cab, designed for urban distribution. It is joined by crewcab derivative of the P-series.

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“Replacing and upgrading Scania’s entire global offering has been a fantastic experience,” says Alexander Vlaskamp, senior vice president at Scania Trucks. “It’s a real pleasure to be able to introduce the world’s most modern and sustainable transport solutions.”

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Will Shiers

Will has been the editor of Commercial Motor magazine since 2011 and is the UK jury member of the International Truck of the Year.

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