Scania is rolling out of a range of products primarily geared towards the construction sector, including 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 builds 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,” said Andrew Jamieson, UK sales director for Scania (GB).
In common with new G-, R- and S-series models, the low-datum P-series cab incorporates a larger surface area of glass, slimmer A-pillars and a lowered and reshaped dashboard to provide better visibility.
The new P-series cab ranges from a short day cab to a choice of sleeper models with low, normal or Highline roof.
New external and internal lockers provide a 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 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, two day cabs and three sleeper options (including Highline roof).
The G-series cab has three entry steps and the driver’s station follows Scania’s modular concept utilising the wing-style dash board sloping away to maximise forward visibility, while switches and infotainment systems are positioned for ease of operation.
The internal measurements of the normal ceiling have been increased by 10 cm, while in the Highline configuration internal headroom is now 16 cm higher than its previous G-series equivalent.