Scania finalises global engine platform

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Scania finalises global engine platform
Jonas Hofstedt, Scania’s head of engine development, says the platform is designed to meet all emission standards, worldwide

Work on the new platform began in the early 2000s and aims to cater for all markets

Scania is taking the final steps towards

a global engine platform based on the latest technology for all markets and for all emission standards.

Strength, high performance and fuel efficiency are key characteristics, and easier servicing and parts supply contribute to improved uptime for operators, the company said.

“After several years of development, we are taking the final steps towards a common global engine platform which is designed to meet all emission standards worldwide,” said Jonas Hofstedt, Scania’s head of engine development.

Customer benefits include enhanced robustness, performance and fuel economy, as well as easier access to parts and servicing via Scania’s global network.

“Work on Scania’s new engine platform started in the early 2000s to take us to Euro 6 and beyond,” continued Hofstedt. “In parallel, several auxiliary technologies have been developed in-house to create the flexibility needed.

The technologies include engine management, fuel injection and exhaust aftertreatment, all of which are used in different combinations to suit market conditions.”

The engines are manufactured at Scania’s factories in Europe and South America, using the same production methods and interchangeable parts and components.

“The engines and all other technologies have been developed for use in trucks and buses, as well as for industrial and marine engine applications. Combined with the latest gearbox generation, which is being introduced in Latin American production, Scania now has a global product range which can be supplied independently of production site,” concluded Hofstedt.

As announced earlier this year, the development of the new engine generation and the technology to meet future emission legislation took more than five years and involves costs for Scania of approximately SEK 10 billion.