Scania S500 to make guest appearance
Scania will present the International Truck of the Year 2017 and winner of Europe's 1,000-point heavy vehicle comparison test, the at the Brisbane Truck Show from 25-28 May, 2017.
This will be the first time an example of the New Truck Generation Scania will be seen in Australia, and its first public presentation in the Southern Hemisphere, following the global reveal in Paris last August.
The Brisbane Truck Show Scania S 500 display vehicle will be brought out specifically for the show and will return to Europe immediately after it concludes.
"We are bringing out for the Brisbane Truck Show an example of the New Truck Generation Scania prime mover that won the 1,000-point test undertaken by a number of highly respected heavy vehicle publications in Europe last year," said Roger McCarthy, Managing Director of Scania Australia.
"The Scania S 500 won the recent 1,000-point test beating off three rival Europeans, underlining its strength across many categories under scrutiny, such as high performance, economy, excellent driving characteristics, ease of operation, safety and driver comfort.
"As a result of this impressive vote of confidence in the new all-new Scania, we took the decision to fast-track the delivery of an example of the S 500 to Australia, even though the commercial launch of the New Truck Generation Scania range is still some considerable way off," Mr McCarthy said.
"The truck on display is representative of a specification that could be offered to the Australian market once the New Truck Generation Scania is launched here.
"The Brisbane Truck Show will be the only place this vehicle can be inspected and admired, prior to its return to Europe.
It will be joined on the Scania display stand by a selection of the current generation of Scania prime movers including the current flagship, the R 730 V8, a G 480 prime mover and a P 310 8x2 rigid," he said.