Scania India has launched their premium G310 haulage tractor for the Indian market along with India’s first bio fuel powered commercial bus. Set to demonstrate high performance and elevated level of fuel efficiency, the G310 haulage tractor enters a new segment in India and is fitted with Scania OptiCruise fully automated gear change system allowing drivers to select gears as per situation while transferring load to the drive axle resulting in enhanced traction.
The new bio fuel commercial bus has a low floor and low entry while it promises better on board comforts. The buses will comply with Bharat Stage (BS) 4, Euro 5, and Euro 6 considerably reducing CO2 emission and resulting in cleaner air.
Apart from this, Scania R580 road truck, which is considered as one of the most powerful road trucks and has been certified by ARAI, is also on display. R580 is powered by Scania’s new V8 engine which promises outstanding performance.
The Scania range of vehicles in India besides the R580 puller also includes G 460 6×4, G410 6×2 and P 410 8×4 Mining and Coal Tipper. The company is in a joint venture with Larsen & Toubro for a range of Mining vehicles while Scania Metro Link bus segment consists of 12, 13.7 and 14.5 m.
Scania has also launched the first ethanol powered Green Bus in India which was handed over to Nagpur in 2014. Its engine complies with Bharat Stage V and is a part of the company’s mobility solutions endeavour. Buoyed by this success, Scania India is in discussion with other state transport undertakings for introduction of more such environmentally-friendly buses across the country. Increased momentum in this segment has see Scania India hold a 35 percent market share in the premium commercial vehicle segment.
Scania India is actively involved in ‘Swach Bharat’, ‘Smart Cities’ and ‘Make in India’ which is evident in all their products on display at the 2016 Auto Expo with regard to fuel efficiency, increased vehicle uptime and augmented productivity and profitability.
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