Scania yesterday launched the XT truck range, which is tailor-made for the construction industry.
"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," said President and CEO Henrik Henriksson.
Available across the entire spectrum of S-, R-, G- and the newly announced P-series cabs, the Scania XT delivers a highly robust range of solutions for a wide variety of applications.
Customers can select engines with power 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 new construction range is the second stage in Scania’s introduction of new generation trucks, which has been in development for over a decade with an investment that has reportedly exceeded €2bn.
According to Scania, an extensive analysis of the multi-faceted construction industry led it to develop a comprehensive range to meet the highly diverse transport assignments within the sector.
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,” stated Henriksson. “We now have the right products, the right services and the right skills to match Scania’s leading position in long-distance vehicles.
"The global construction industry continues to grow and Scania now presents enhanced tools to meet the demand.
"We are well aware of the slim margins for many hauliers in this business and we have developed vehicles and solutions to ensure sustained profitability."
Transporters in the construction industry normally form part of a larger process and crucially must avoid disruptions.
Scania has therefore – in addition to tough and durable vehicles – created an entire ecosystem of services that ensure uninterrupted deliveries while improving customers' profitability.
“The Scania XT has been developed to fulfil the needs of operators working in the most demanding environments such as off-road, quarries and mines,” said Andrew Jamieson, UK Sales Director for Scania.
“As such, the range complements the construction industry models we are introducing at this time by providing a dynamic and instantly recognisable flagship model for the most extreme operating conditions.”