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.
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.
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.