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Old 23rd November 2007, 15:17   #16
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My car is getting a lot of scratches from these cabbies, buses and some mini trucks...Its time to take revenge! Awesome beast! Any idea whom are they planning to launch it with?
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Old 23rd November 2007, 15:29   #17
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The boxy looks suggest a modular construction.
The upcoming "world truck" from Tata looks very similar to this. Stile Bertone of Italy has done the designing and styling.
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Old 24th November 2007, 20:44   #18
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Next month's (December,2007) Overdrive (bought in this month!) states that SCANIA has officially entered india. That means these trucks should be a common sight now. Wow!
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Old 25th November 2007, 00:06   #19
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I wonder if that beast could go thru the small roads to the actual delivery centres.

any idea on the size of the engine and the power it puts out?
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check out the press release on scania's website
www.scania.com
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Old 25th November 2007, 09:53   #21
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I wonder if that beast could go thru the small roads to the actual delivery centres.

any idea on the size of the engine and the power it puts out?

oh come on, you are talking as if tata trucks are exactly half the size
these trucks are ment to be used within some routes and india has plenty of such places which are ment for such vehicles,maybe on outskirts of the city or some industrial estate where there is plenty of space for trucks larger than this one

the main point we should think about is what engine options does it have

cause i believe these expensive trucks like volvo,mercedes and scania can only do well if they have a specific application or some heavy tranpotation jobs as in these cases there is no compitision from local players

they certainly cant sell trucks of same capacity as tatas or ALLs
cause afterall truck buyers are commercial entities
and i dont see why they would bare the loss of owning these when the job can be done by tata however its a different case if its an application tatas ans ALL's cannot handle


just like volvo buses were very very popular untill recently as there was nobody else who sold a bus that could satisfy the function of volvo but when the kinglong and lexia came in volvo had to give away its marketshare

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Agreed! it is defintely for specialised application? does that mean, they are not coming with a smaller version of the monster?
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Agreed! it is defintely for specialised application? does that mean, they are not coming with a smaller version of the monster?

well i dont think so
and even if they do come with smaller options it might not prove to be a right move from their side

cause not only they wil be priced unreasonble but also their service station will be less than that of volvo since volvo has been in india for such a long time
and you wont believe it many volvo owners still feel that volvos services are inadequete and unsatisfactory as their number is still far less than what is required .so... you can imagine how tough it is too use these trucks


and also using an imported comercial vehicle is not like using an imported car
as a truck has to work for day and night continously throughout the year on rough surfaces and also bear the truck drivers treatment
unlike the car which is handled very delicately

so you see the maintanance requied a alot and continous
but its
1>very expensive
2>difficult as genuine service station are not nearby
3>parts are availale but not that easily
4>parts are expensive to replace and since not availabe easily the trucks have to remain non funtional for a longer time affection the business
5> since the trucks are expensive commercially some times they are not viable as they have to keep in mind the depreciation of the trucks and also the interests they have to pay


a local truck works continously and incase there is any problem it can be fixed on the way in some ordinary mechanic worshop unlike these imported beauties
hence to sum it all up compared to the local trucks these imported trucks turn out to be very inconvinient to uses andexpenses make it non viable and impractical

and also why would a businessman care for his truck drivers confort?

unless a task is dependent on these vehicles there is no point in opting for these
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Spotted half a dozen Scania trucks on Wednesday at the junction of Eastern Express Highway and the Ghatkopar - Mankhurd Road. I have two pictures which I'll upload later tonight. They were basically raw chassis with cabs. Seemed to be freshly imported.
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I wonder whether these monsters will be ever driven on Indian Highways. Also with a similar product being offered by Tata I wonder whether this is a new beginning of super trucks.
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Yeah its a beast.
Had the experience of sitting in one of these monsters when i was in UAE. The company i was working for had a huge Outdoor Broadcasting Unit on a trailer pulled by one of these monsters.
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These trucks are CBU and entered first in coloboration with L&T for the sales and service. They were displayed for the first time in Excon 2008. How ever nothing much happened from then. Now Scania is on their own.
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Spotted half a dozen Scania trucks on Wednesday at the junction of Eastern Express Highway and the Ghatkopar - Mankhurd Road. I have two pictures which I'll upload later tonight. They were basically raw chassis with cabs. Seemed to be freshly imported.
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These are basically 8X4 range of trucks doing duty in deep mines.

No doubt FM7 and Actros forms the backbone of Indian mines right now. TML and ALL are striving hard to lauch such products in market but unfortunately they are yet to be launched.
I am quite sure BGR&Co who already owns 100 Volvo FM7 and 100 MB Actros will buy them or atleast have a trial run.
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Reviving this old thread again.

Spotted a Scania Truck today on ORR towards Gachibowli area. It was been rashly driven and at high speeds too. Tyres look huge and beasty on the truck. Off some distance I was suspecting it to either be MAN or a Volvo but surprised to see a Scania!

Managed to click a few pictures of the truck while it was at slow speeds.

Spotted- SCANIA Truck-20130504-12.38.22.jpg

Spotted- SCANIA Truck-20130504-12.37.14.jpg

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