A revamped range of Scania Euro 6 trucks will be available before the end of this year, says the manufacturer.
The move will, according to Scania give ‘customers a better foundation for their decision-making’.
Specifically, Scania’s Alexander Vlaskamp, is being realistic and honest about the company’s plans.
“Given the situation with record demand, semiconductor shortages and the coming introduction of a new product range, we decided to put our cards on the table,” he said.
Scania posted record sales in the first quarter of 2021.
However, a semiconductor shortage has meant long lead-times and, in some cases, deliveries being delayed.
At the same time, the company is planning the biggest changes to the model range in five years.
“We decided it is fair to give potential customers a better basis for making decisions, explained Vlaskamp.
Meanwhile, the exact details of the revamped range have not been announced, but Scania is promising big changes.
For example, there will be “substantial” improvements fuel consumption, compared with the outgoing model.
Furthermore, chassis updates have also been confirmed, which will hopefully help Scania retain its ‘Green Truck of the Year’ title.
A new powertrain will, hopes Scania, demonstrate a commitment to drive the shift towards a sustainable transport system.
Scania was the first heavy commercial vehicle manufacturer to set up a road- map where the targets are approved by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi).
Customers can register their interest in the new vehicles via official Scania channels.
However, the order system for the revamped range won’t open until November.
“We will make sure that we have all tools and information for the introduction of the 13-litre range in November,” promised Vlaskamp.
Concluding, he said that appreciate a choice of trucks in the current range and the forthcoming one.