kscarbel2 Posted April 6, 2017 Share Posted April 6, 2017 New Scania heavy-duty model to feature at Brisbane Truck Show Prime Mover Magazine / April 5, 2017 In a surprise announcement, Scania has confirmed it will showcase the company’s all-new S 500 model at the Brisbane Truck Show next month. According to Scania Australia, it will be the first time an example of the brand’s new heavy-duty range will be seen in the Southern Hemisphere following the global reveal in Paris last August. Scania also explained that the show vehicle – a UK-spec right-hand drive example in 6x2/2 configuration with a pusher axle with single wheels and rear drive axle with dual wheels – would be “indicative” of the truck that famously won the 1,000-point test in Europe (see video), organised by a number of cooperating European truck publications last November. “We are bringing out for the Brisbane Truck Show an example of the New Truck Generation Scania prime mover that won the 1,000-point test undertaken by a number of highly respected heavy vehicle publications in Europe last year,” said Roger McCarthy, Managing Director of Scania Australia, also hinting at Scania's win of the prestigious International Truck of the Year award at last year's IAA Show in Hanover, Germany. “The Scania S 500 won the recent 1,000-point test beating off three rival Europeans, underlining its strength across many categories under scrutiny, such as high performance, economy, excellent driving characteristics, ease of operation, safety and driver comfort.” He added, “As a result of this impressive vote of confidence in the new all-new Scania, we took the decision to fast-track the delivery of an example of the S 500 to Australia, even though the commercial launch of the New Truck Generation Scania range is still some considerable way off.” According to McCarthy, the Brisbane Truck Show Scania S 500 display vehicle will be brought out specifically for the show and will return to Europe immediately after it concludes. “The truck on display is representative of a specification that could be offered to the Australian market once the New Truck Generation Scania is launched here. “The Brisbane Truck Show will be the only place this vehicle can be inspected … prior to its return to Europe.” . Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.