Scotland’s first Euro 6 Scania hits the road
By Kyle Linsay
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 11:01
BAGGED: Malcolm Group go Euro 6
Scotland are welcoming their first Euro 6 Scania, after The Malcolm Group added a G 450 LA6x2/2MNA tractor unit to their long-haul distribution fleet.
The Renfrewshire-based company bagged the vehicle as part of an order for 36 tractor units and five rigid tippers.
Distinguishing it from other vehicles in the company’s 475-strong fleet, the new Euro 6 Scania sports a metallic silver and blue livery with red bumper and side-skirts.
Andrew Malcolm, Chief Executive of the Malcolm Group, said: “As a long-established user of Scania trucks – our history with the marque goes all the way back to our 1967 Scania-VABIS LB76 – we are delighted to be the first Scottish operator to introduce a Euro 6 Scania truck into service.
“Over the years, Scania trucks have consistently proved themselves to be extremely reliable vehicles with excellent aftersales support and good residuals, which is why we keep buying them.
“While it is early days for our new Euro 6 vehicle, the initial indications are very promising.
“The truck is being worked hard and our drivers have no complaints.”
The Euro 6 engine fitted to The Malcolm Group’s new vehicle is a 13litre, six-cylinder model from Scania’s second-generation Euro 6 range.
Designated DC13-24, the unit delivers 450hp (331 kW) at 1,900rpm and 2,350Nm of torque between 1,000 and 1,300rpm.