Scania Commercial Vehicles
India Pvt. Ltd., a leading premium commercial vehicles and engines
manufacturer, received certification from Automotive Research Association of
India (ARAI) on categorisation of their on-road
Puller tractor R 580 6x4. According to the certification, Scania R 580
with capacity of gross combination weight (GCW) 200 tons when coupled with
multi-axle trailer is now defined under a new category called Puller, and will
be now available in the commercial market. Scania is the first commercial
vehicles manufacturer in India to receive this certification from ARAI. This
was stated in a press release from the company.
Scania R 580 6x4 is powered
with V8 engine, making it most powerful on-road truck for the first time in
India. The Scania R 580 6x4 offers high torque at low speed which is essential
for over-dimensional cargo (ODC) transport. The Scania V8 engine is equipped to
ensure excellent drivability, outstanding Total Operating Economy and refined
vehicle handling and maneuvering qualities. A pioneer by itself, Scania R 580
is set to redefine the truck industry in India.
Scania R 580 was first
showcased at Bauma ConExpo, 2014 in Delhi. With the inclusion of R 580 to the
product portfolio in India, Scania supports the development of the market and
the definition of a new category called puller.
Anders Grundströmer, Managing
Director, Scania India, and Senior Vice President said, “I am proud to inform
that Scania R 580 is the most powerful on-road truck in India powered with V8
engine available for the first time in India. A fast growing Indian economy
demands a rapid and reliable product to support the growing need of high
quality transport solutions, Scania products complement and support the demands
for robust, powerful and trusted vehicles. With every product introduced in the
Indian market we ensure that, our customers and fleet operators greatly benefit
from Scania’s promise of outstanding Total Operating Economy and well-connected
aftermarket services. This achievement signifies Scania’s commitment to the
Indian market and its ability to develop and deliver to the Indian industry a
sustainable transport solution with Innovation, profitability and quality at
its core while setting new trends. I am thankful to ARAI for defining R 580
under the right category of on-road Puller.”
Source: Scania India
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