Scania is looking to build its market share with construction industry operators with the launch of its new XT range in Europe.

At this stage there is no confirmation whether or not the model will come to Australia, although Scania Australia says it is on the wish list. according to Scania president and CEO Henriksson.

According to Scania president and CEO Henrik Henriksson the XT is positioned with efficiency at its core.

“We are well aware of the slim margins for many haulers in this business and we have developed vehicles and solutions to ensure sustained profitability,” Henriksson said.

“The global construction industry continues to grow and Scania now presents enhanced tools to meet the demand.

“This industry is facing increasing demands for sustainable and cost-effective production. Each component in the complex construction logistics process must adapt to higher standards for efficiency and Scania XT is our contribution to this shift

The new construction range is the second stage in Scania’s introduction of new generation trucks, the fruits of more than ten year’s development with an investment exceeding EUR 2 billion (AU $2.9 billion).

Following an extensive analysis of the multi-faceted construction industry, Scania has developed a comprehensive range to meet the highly diverse transport assignments within the sector.

The XT range offers a number of cab variants from the P-series to the S-series with outputs ranging from 280 to 730 hp. The broad specifications are complemented by a host of services to ensure the highest uptime, reliability and profitability for customers.

The introduction of the XT range by Scania marks the start of a targeted offensive with tailor-made solutions focused on demanding customers in Europe.

“We are putting a higher emphasis on construction. We now have the right products, the right services and the right skills to match Scania’s leading position in long-distance vehicles,” Henriksson added.