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Scania has claimed bragging rights in Europe’s truck comparison, the 1000 Point Test, for the second year in succession.
This exhaustive test, once again, confirms not only the excellent fuel performance of our new generation trucks but also the many other attractive features that set Scania apart, Scania head of trucks Alexander Vlaskamp says.
"We have now introduced the full range of new generation trucks in Europe and the response has been overwhelming."
This year’s test focused on mid-sized cabs with power ratings in the 450hp (335kW) range, with the Scania R 450 pitted against the Mercedes Actros 1845 and the Volvo FH 460.
The 1000 Point Test involves an international team of truck journalists who score the trucks subjectively in combination with objective measuring. The test runs along a 180km route in south-west Germany.
With the recent introductions of updated Cruise Control with Active Prediction, the Pulse & Glide function and Downhill Speed Control, Scania says it has improved its fuel performance.
Scania says the Pulse & Glide feature pays off in terms of lower fuel consumption, helping it be the clear 1,000 Point Test winner.
It says its truck proved to be the fastest truck in every comparative situation, including initial acceleration, motorway cruising and driving uphill.
Scania adds that its new generation truck excelled in the categories of cab, driveline and performance, fuel consumption, and cost and payload.
Overall, Scania was ahead of the competition in the 1,000 Point Test with a total of 954.5 points, followed by Mercedes’ 943.2 points and Volvo’s 941.9 points.
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Following last year's release of the T610 and T610SAR, Kenworth has announced a 760mm mid roof sleeper cab option, complementing the existing day and 860mm sleeper cab.The new sleeper cab option is aimed a range of customers, including those using the T610 for 19m tippers, tankers, and 19m B-double applications.
Kenworth spent 10 years designing the new cab with a focus on the needs of the driver, offering better walthrough access, more storage, better ergonomics and more.
"The core of the T610 project was about building a bigger cab to create the ultimate driver environment, which leads to better all-round driving performance, safety, efficiency and productivity" Paccar Australia director of sales and marketing Brad May says.
"This 760mm sleeper cab option allows even greater flexibility for our customers whose applications demand it.
"The mid-roof allows access under gantries and suits many height restricted truck and trailer combinations and provides an additional 90mm of head room than the day cab."
The T610 interior is designed to offer the driver a more open and relaxed cabin that's easier to move around in and rest during breaks.
The new mid-roof sleeper offers an inner spring mattress with hinged pan for under bunk storage, optional under bunk fridge and open shelving as standard.
Kenworth also focused on optimising the shape and surfaces over the sleeper cab roof to improve the aerodynamics and clearance.
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