Scania is now entering the second phase of its new truck generation launch with the roll-out of a range of products focused primarily on the construction sector. Included here are the first new generation P-series trucks and the remaining variants of the G-series range, the first of which were launched last May.
Following Scania’s Tailor Made for Applications approach, the new models provide bespoke solutions for eight key construction industry applications: Tipper, Mixer, Hooklift, Skiploader, Concrete Pump, Mobile Crane, Flatbed with Crane and Heavy Haulage.
“The vehicles in this launch have all been designed-for-purpose and feature a selection of robust day cabs and a broad range of construction industry-focused options,” says Andrew Jamieson, UK Sales Director for Scania (Great Britain) Limited. “Scania has long been the leading choice of the UK’s multi-wheeler operators and we are now looking to build further on that success and extend our appeal with the introduction of this innovative new product line-up.”
The new generation Scania P-series
In common with new G-, R- and S-series models, the low-datum Scania P-series cab incorporates a larger surface area of glass, slimmer A-pillars, and a lowered and reshaped dashboard in order to provide exceptional visibility. The new P-series cab range offers everything from a short day cab, the CP14L, (see Editor’s note for explanation of cab designations) to a choice of CP20 sleeper models with low, normal or Highline roof. New external and internal lockers provide a versatile choice of storage options, and the range combines a safe and comfortable driver’s environment with lower weight and lower boarding steps than other cabs in the Scania range. As such, the P-series is ideally suited to construction industry applications, especially those where the driver is required to frequently climb into and out of the cab.
A total of six P-series cabs are being introduced at this time; one short cab (CP14L), two day cabs (CP17L and CP17N) and three sleeper options (CP20L, CP20N and the CP20H with Highline roof).
The new generation Scania G-series
This launch marks the completion of the new G-series cab line-up. The G-series cab has three entry steps and the driver’s station follows Scania’s modular concept utilising the familiar wing style dash board sloping away to maximise forward visibility, whilst switches and infotainment systems are logically and intuitively positioned to ensure ease of operation. The internal measurements of the normal ceiling have been increased by 10 centimetres, while in the Highline configuration internal headroom is now 16 centimetres higher than its previous G-series equivalent.
The G-series cab variants being introduced in this launch are the CG14L, CG17L and CG17N, which join the previously announced CG20L, CG20N and CG20H models.
Key product features
Vehicles in Scania’s new construction range share a number of innovative features designed to maximise safety and flexibility in operation. Included here are:
- EBS in combination with disc or drum brakes.
- Several suspension choices including a new option of 2 x 33mm parabolic leaf springs.
- Large and flexible wheel housing to accommodate varying dimensions and construction operator requirements.
- Vertical Exhaust outlet with two possible positions.
- Clutch on demand (option): The latest development of Scania’s Opticruise automated gear selection system, Clutch on Demand provides the driver with the option of manual clutch operation in conditions where it is beneficial to ‘feel’ the traction being laid down, for example, when manoeuvring on loose surfaces in demanding off road situations.
- Electronic handbrake (option): A new option, Scania’s electronic parking brake is pressure sensitive, which means it can be applied gradually. As the parking brake is electrically controlled, it can also be equipped with new functionality. One example is a smart safety feature which sees the brake applied if the speed is low and the driver releases the safety belt or the door is opened.
- Enhanced hill hold (option, only in combination with Electronic handbrake): The hill hold functionality has also been enhanced in that when the electronic parking brake’s autohold position is activated, there is no time limit on the length of time it will hold the vehicle. It is also automatically reapplied when the truck stops again, such as in traffic queues. If the vehicle is stationary for slightly longer, it automatically switches from autohold to the parking brake.