Following the highly anticipated European market introduction in 2016 of the all-new generation Scania truck range, CablePrice is proud to be working with Scania over the coming months to evaluate variants of the new generation Scania here in New Zealand.
“While no local launch date has been set, over the next few months we will be undertaking extensive testing to evaluate the suitability of the new Scania in New Zealand conditions,” says Mike Davidson, national sales manager commercial vehicle.
To date, Scania has released the new generation truck only to European markets and it is too soon to speculate on a possible release in New Zealand.
Initially three units will be tested in different configurations and applications around the country.
“We are excited and very confident that the new generation truck will perform just as well here as it has in Europe. The new Scania has broken industry ground with the introduction of passenger car-like safety features such as side curtain airbags and demonstrated class leading fuel consumption,” Davidson says.
Scania’s new generation truck also promises the very latest advances in automotive technology, together with a vast array of digital connected services. The combination of these features can help operators accurately track the performance of trucks, resulting in lower maintenance costs and improved uptime.
With the first truck scheduled to land in December 2017, Davidson says they are committed to working these evaluation units hard in New Zealand’s challenging conditions. The evaluation programme will run for several months, to gather data from different applications and provide performance feedback to the Scania factory located in Södertälje, Sweden.