Scania in Europe has launched a new all-new six cylinder engine platform for Euro 6 vehicles , ranging from 420 to 560 hp with the company describing it as the single biggest launch since the introduction of its New Truck Generation in 2016.
Scania says its new powertrain has ‘sustainability in focus’, and that it has invested more than two billion euros in the new drivelines which also include major updates of chassis, frames, axles and tanks for increased modularity.
The company also says its science-based climate targets are its guiding star, to be reached with what it claims will be a mix of energy efficiency, renewable fuels and electrification
Scania says it is introducing not only a new engine platform, but also services and updates that are set to consolidate its position as a leading manufacturer of premium heavy trucks.
A spokesperson for Scania Australia said that the information on the new engines is hot off the press from Europe, so it will take a while for the product team here to construct a suitable product offer for the Australian market, and that there is no information at this stage regarding Australian market introduction.
“What we have introduced is not only an engine platform but a major initiative for strengthening Scania’s industry-leading position within sustainable transport for the rest of this decade,” said Alexander Vlaskamp, executive vice president and head of sales and marketing at Scania.
“Our strong focus on transport efficiency guides us in the shift towards a decarbonised world, a shift that will have a major contribution from our new powertrain,” said Vlaskamp
“We see a world of transport that is rapidly changing, where customer demands for the best total operating economy and a sustainable future go hand-in-hand,” he said.
“At Scania, we have set our aim higher than maybe any other manufacturer. Not because we think it will be easy but because we see no other option than to actually reach the targets for curbing greenhouse gas emissions set by the Paris agreement in 2016.”
Scania claims its new powertrain promises fuel savings that typically will reach eight per cent for long haulage customers and said that all engines have inherent HVO fuel capabilities, while two of them can be ordered as FAME biodiesel versions.
The Swedish truck and bus maker said that more iterations will follow for markets outside Europe and for biogas solutions.
The new powertrain also includes new gearboxes and axles, and a premium service, Scania ProCare, for customers that request 100 per cent planned uptime. The company has announced it is following Daimler by introducing option digital rear-view mirrors for what says is increased safety, but which also delivers significant fuel savings as well.
“We at Scania are continuing along our established path of offering a palette of sustainable solutions for our customers,” said Vlaskamp.
“Renewable fuels and electrified vehicles will increase their share dramatically in the next few years, but we all still depend on combustion engines for our daily lives. And that is why Scania’s new engine is so important, since it will contribute towards substantial decarbonisation for the rest of this decade,” he concluded