Scania launches its range of heavy duty trucks in India


Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!

VW-owned Scania Commercial Vehicles has launched a range of heavy duty trucks in India yesterday on a trial basis.

Henrik Fagrenius, Managing Director and Sivakumar V, Director Sales of Scania Commercial Vehicles India handing over the keys to their customer Mr Parabia of J.H.Parabia GroupNewly launched Scania truck models - P 360 4x2, P 410 6x2, R 500 6x4 and G 460 6x4.

Scania has been present in the Indian mining sector since 2007 in partnership with L&T. The company has already sold around 800 mining trucks in India.

The truck maker established its Indian subsidiary Scania Commercial Vehicles India Pvt. Ltd in 2011 which is headquartered in Bengaluru. The company is planning to set up a plant in India to assemble trucks and buses.

Scania has launched four truck models in India – R 500 6×4, the G 460 6×4, the P 410 6×2 and the P 360 4×2.

Mr. Henrik Fagrenius, Managing Director, Scania Commercial Vehicles India said, “We believe that Indian truck buyers will have the benefit of an added choice – trucks with outstanding fuel performance and reliability that offer them value for their investment.”

Scania Truck range in India

  • The Scania R 500 6×4 is a heavy-duty truck powered by a 500 bhp V8 diesel engine, mated to a Scania Opticruise automatic gearbox. The truck is designed for over dimensional cargo haulage.
  • The Scania G 460 6×4 is also a heavy duty truck powered by a 460 bhp 13-litre engine. It is also equipped with the Scania Opticruise automatic transmission.
  • The Scania P 410 6×2 is a multipurpose truck which has a liftable tag axle designed for long haul transport. The power output stands at 410 bhp.
  • The Scania P 360 4×2 puts out 360 bhp and has air suspension system which is suitable for the transport of fragile cargo.

With Navistar, Daimler, Volvo, Hino, MAN and Scania checked, will it be DAF’s turn next to launch its full range of products?

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