Amid fears of higher costs and inferior mpg, MT test drives the new Euro-6 Scania G4409 LA 4×2 MNA. Fears of worse fuel consumption, extra weight and higher costs are expected to prompt operators to accelerate fleet renewal programmes to get the last Euro-5 trucks before 2014. MT’s first Euro-6 test set out to find if their fears are justified. Scania is known for its EGR engines in the UK, but its Euro-5 engine range also includes units employing SCR. […]
Late last year, Scania held a high level conference in Brussels to discuss how European road freight transport can cut CO2 emissions while remaining competitive. MT caught up with recently appointed Scania chief executive Martin Lundstedt at the event.
MAN has unveiled its Euro-6 line up and the first UK order for 100 vehicles from Dawsonrentals. The truck and trailer rental firm will take an initial 100 MAN TGX 26.440 6×2 and TGX 18.440 4×2 Euro-6 tractors with XLX cabs for its rental fleet. MAN also expects to have Euro-6 demonstrators available for UK operators in October.
The new Scania R-series and S-series long haul tractor units that were unveiled this week were a big hit with the 1,200 major customers, dealers and press from around the world at a super-slick launch event in the Grand Palais in Paris.