Scania R 580 6×4 truck receives on-road Puller certification from ARAI

Scania Commercial Vehicles India Pvt. Ltd., received certification from Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) on categorization of its on-road Puller tractor R 580 6×4. According to the certification, Scania R 580 with capacity of gross combination weight (GCW) 200 tons when coupled with multi-axle trailer is now defined under a new category called Puller and will be now available in the commercial market for our customers. Scania is the first commercial vehicles manufacturer in India to receive this certification from ARAI.
Scania R 580 6×4 is powered with V8 engine, making it most powerful on-road truck for the first time in India. It offers high torque at low speed which is essential for over-dimensional cargo (ODC) transport. The V8 engine is equipped to ensure excellent drivability, outstanding Total Operating Economy and refined vehicle handling and maneuvering qualities. A pioneer by itself, Scania R 580 is set to redefine the truck industry in India.
Scania R 580 was first showcased at Bauma ConExpo, 2014 in Delhi. With the inclusion of R 580 to the product portfolio in India, Scania supports the development of the market and the definition of a new category called puller.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Anders Grundströmer, Managing Director, Scania India and Senior Vice President said, “I am proud to inform that Scania R 580 is the most powerful on-road truck in India powered with V8 engine available for the first time in India. A fast growing Indian economy demands a rapid and reliable product to support the growing need of high quality transport solutions, Scania products complement and support the demands for robust, powerful and trusted vehicles. With every product introduced in the Indian market we ensure that, our customers and fleet operators greatly benefit from Scania’s promise of outstanding Total Operating Economy and well-connected aftermarket services. This achievement signifies Scania’s commitment to the Indian market and its ability to develop and deliver to the Indian industry a sustainable transport solution with Innovation, profitability and quality at its core while setting new trends. I am thankful to ARAI for defining R 580 under the right category of on-road Puller.”