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

Scania R 580 6x4 V8

India’s first V8 truck also becomes the first heavy duty commercial vehicle to be categorized as a ‘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.

Scania R 580 6x4 V8

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.


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Sagar Patel

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A first drive in a manual rickety old van was enough to pave the road forward for Sagar Patel. When not driving or riding, his dexterity shifts gear to voice passion through words via reviews, and news, all the while, closely monitoring updates from the auto industry.

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