Scania has launched the L-series, a new low-entry cab series designed for urban environment applications such as local distribution, waste and construction.
The launch of the L-series completes Scania’s model line up, which has seen the launch of the S-series as well as revised R-series, P-series, G-series and new XT in the past 18 months.
The L-series cabs – which are all 2000mm long – are available in three roof heights; low, normal and high. The new cab can be specified with automatic kneeling to give a single 440mm entry step on both sides of the cab to make entry easier. With this option, the L-series has one boarding step, which is 790m wide. Without the kneeling facility, a second boarding step is fitted.
“Traditionally, low entry cabs were restricted to the refuse collection industry but are now being specified for more and more applications,” said Andrew Jamieson, sales director for Scania (Great Britain) Limited. “The L-series is our response to this demand and we look forward to presenting this attractive and innovative new product to distribution and construction operators as well as to those in the waste sector.”
To further improve visibility, a Scania City Safe Window is available as an option in the passenger door, which replaces part of the door panel with glazing.
The L-series is powered by Scania’s updated 9-litre engine, which is available in three different power steps for diesel. During 2018, Scania will also add its OC09 dedicated gas-fuelled engine in two power outputs (and for CNG and LNG) to the engine range for the L-series. All engines can be combined with Scania Opticruise or with an Allison automatic gearbox.
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