Scania reveals Euro 6 engines and India plansby Stephen White on May 19, 2011
Scania has unveiled its 440 and 480hp 13-litre Euro 6 engines ahead of next year’s changes to new vehicle emissions regulations as it prepares its assault on the Indian market.
The Swedish truck-maker said the engines will be suitable for both long-haulage and other types of applications too. It claims the engines will combine “a host of innovative technical solutions to cut emissions radically”, while the consumption of fuel is as good as its current generation of Euro 5 engines.
“We are proud to be able to make this remarkable feat of engineering available to our customers now. The new engines are designed to give the same performance and fuel efficiency as their Euro 5 counterparts,” said Martin Lundstedt, EVP of sales and marketing.
He added: “These engines make it possible for keen operators to take the next step and invest in the greenest technology available in the market. They will be able to benefit from lower motorway charges and other incentives that may be introduced by authorities. Vehicles with the latest emission standard also command a higher value in the second-hand market.”
Scania has also revealed that it is to increase its presence in the India market beyond the off-highway market and into heavy trucks and buses, sectors historically dominated by local giant TATA in the market. It is also planning to use set-up new plant in the country to assemble industrial and marine engines.
The company has set up a new subsidiary in the market to serve demand in the country. The medium and heavy duty truck segment grew by 32% and the commercial vehicles by 27% last year in India and the company plans to capitalise on continuing infrastructure expansion and economic growth.
Henrik Fagrenius, managing director of the newly-formed Scania Commercial Vehicles India said: "Within the next five years, we expect to sell almost 2,000 trucks, 1,000 buses and 1,500 engines."
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