Scania 4-Series sports a bonnet
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by Bryan Jars is • Scania's fine tuning of its latest 4-Series range includes new T144 bonneted models, an extended crew-cab for municipal and emergency services plus extra steered axles for multi-wheelers.
It is also offering Allison six-speed automatics as an option for distribution and other specialist applications. There's also a new bodybuilder mounting package and a factory-fit ted security system for both vehicle and cargo.
Scania's Bertone-styled bonneted T-models offer a full range of power options from 11, 12 and 14-litre engines, together with gearbox retarders and flatfloored day or sleeper cabs. If there's sufficient interest among British construction, tipping or container users, the snouted T-models will be offered in right-hand drive 6x4 rigid or tractive unit format.
The new P94 GB4x2 crew-cab with its T-cab, flatfloored rear section, will be seen for the first time at the German Hanover show in September.
It is assembled on line at Scania's Laxa plant and will be offered in two lengths for five or eight-person crews.
Like most 4-Series vehicles it has air operated steps including those on the rear nearside. Scania is also offering hydraulically steered air suspended trailing axles on its six and eight-wheelers to increase bogie carrying capacity, improve manoeuvrability and reduce on tyre wear.
The new anti-theft system includes a remote controlled alarm which actuates central locking and protects the doors, front grille, outer lockers and cab tilt. It also immobilises the engine.
Its new BWA (bodywork adaptation) kit, says Scania, is aimed at helping bodybuilders to offer a one-day body-fit package.