Scania test and drive 2019
Serdang, 14 October 2019 – The week-long event recently saw around 300 invited customers, guests, the media experience driving Scania’s new truck generation in a safe and controlled environment. It drew many praises on its performance and features after having the chance to manoeuvre a Scania G410A6X2 across two choices of routes at Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS). There was also a number of booths highlighting the various features available in the truck.
“I am very grateful for all the guests who took the time to test & drive. I am even more inspired by the feedback that I have gotten from them. Our guests definitely saw the features that we can offer, felt the performance of the truck and also believe that this truck can help lower operating cost, increase revenue and profitability for their businesses,” said Marie Sjödin Enström, managing director, Scania Southeast Asia.
“As a business, Scania has been at the forefront of providing sustainable transport solutions to our customers. Our new truck generation will serve as the vehicle to carry the momentum of economic progress with reduced carbon footprint as we work towards our new 2050 commitment of achieving net-zero emissions,” added Marie.
“The features of the new truck generation have improved greatly from the older generation as many things have been simplified to make it more user friendly, very comfortable and most importantly the clear visibility from the different angles. It is more enhanced with better safety features such as the improved response from the braking system” said Alex Lai, Mansang Logistics Sdn Bhd.
“The cabin is one of a kind with adjustable seat that is close to the door, ergonomic dashboard with touchscreen, and large a windscreen to extended view making it easier for the driver to operate comfortably and safely. Scania has truly designed a truck that is focused on the customers and the drivers’ needs,” said Mohamad Hasni, a driver at Yeap Transport and Trading Company.
The event also saw the handover ceremony to two customers, Mekar Angkut Sdn Bhd (Mekar Angkut) and Tasik Bintang Transport and Trading Sdn Bhd (Tasik Bintang). Mekar Angkut, part of the Konsortium E Mutiara group of companies, purchased 5 G360A4X2NA as their first time purchase after being satisfied with the performance of Scania busses that are operating under Konsortium E-Mutiara. On the other hand, Tasik Bintang, an existing Scania customer with 12 Scania trucks in their fleet, purchased a total of 9 as a sign of confidence in the performance and reliability of Scania trucks.
Since the launch of the new truck generation, many transport and logistics companies have been purchasing the trucks as a show of the industry’s confidence as well as the increased industry focus towards sustainable transport solutions.