The L-series truck Photo: Scania

The L-series truck Photo: Scania

Sweden-based OEM Scania AB has introduced its new regional truck in two versions for the European market, both designed for fuel efficient, low carbon operation in urban use.

"With today's release, Scania comprehensively sets the stage for the necessary shift towards sustainable transport, offering tailored low-carbon trucks for all transport applications," said Christian Levin, executive vice president, sales and marketing.

The new truck is powered by a 7-liter engine that Scania says will offer fuel savings of up to 10% and the company also touted its more compact exterior with more spacious interior.

The P-series cab features a lower engine tunnel, which opens up the cab’s interior and, with more compact dimensions, the truck is designed to excel in handling, steering, and driveability, said Scania.

The L-series cab is designed for urban transport applications, such as distribution and refuse collection. The cab was designed to improve outward visibility with a driving position that is the same height as other road users, said Scania. It also offers other features to improve the working environment for drivers.

Scania also showed versions of the P- and L-series with a CrewCab that will primarily be used by firefighters. The CrewCab can accommodate up to eight passengers and features a separate climate system and heating for the crew area.

"With the new generation trucks, Scania is taking major steps in improved safety, driver comfort and fuel economy," said Levin. “The released models have been universally praised and awarded for their innovative features and overall performance and we are certain that the new urban range will be equally successful.”

Scania is one of several European truck makers owned by Germany's Volkswagen AG.