Scania R 580 6×4 is the first truck to be recognized as puller by ARAI

Scania R 580 6×4 V8 truck has created a new CV segment in India. With ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India) accepting the premium truck under the new puller category, the CV is now officially on sale here.

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Scania R 580 6×4 with a GCW of 200 tonnes is the first truck to be classified under puller category by ARAI.

The certification recognizes R 580 6×4 as a puller with Gross Combination Weight (GCW) of 200 tonnes when coupled to multi-axle trailer. The V8 engine makes R 580 6×4 the most powerful on-road truck ever in India.

With a phenomenal power output of 580 hp at 1,900 rpm and exceptional peak torque of 2,700 Nm rpm offered at low 1,100-1,300 rpm range, Scania R580 6×4 is suited to transport ODC (Over Dimensional Cargo). The company claims that the heavy duty puller offers outstanding Total Operating Economy and refined maneuverability. The truck employs a 14-speed range splitter transmission.

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Scania India now has a comprehensive range of heavy duty premium truck lineup.

With the addition of the new puller, Scania Commercial Vehicles India now has a comprehensive lineup of heavy duty premium trucks that cater to deep mining and long haulage. The VW-owned Swedish CV major has recently expanded its Indian business by inaugurating a bus manufacturing facility adjacent to its existing truck plant at Narasapura near Bangalore, Karnataka.

The mighty R580 6×4 V8 puller truck from Scania will compete with Volvo’s FH series of heavy haulers.