Up the curtain on the Scania Interlink new generation. With it, Scania has introduced an entirely new range of buses for urban operations, starting in 2019 and with continuous updates ever since, not least to the BEV portfolio.
The new Scania Interlink has new chassis and body and offers fuel savings of up to 8 per cent alongside a wide range of specification options, advanced safety features, new uptime services and a significantly updated driver area, Scania says.
A few days ago Scania’s SVP Anna Carmo e Silva has been appointed head of ACEA bus and coach division.
Scania launches the new Interlink
The high flexibility in Scania Interlink offers multiple options when it comes to vehicle length and interior layout, luggage compartments, door configurations, classification, powertrains, and more.
New options include longer 2-axle buses with increased passenger capacity as well as shorter gas buses, according to the information released so far. “The wide range of low-carbon powertrains is also a part of the flexibility. We provide biodiesel (FAME), HVO, biogas, and hybrid options that significantly reduce CO2 emissions today,” says Karolina Wennerblom, Head of Product Management, Scania Buses & Coaches.
The visibility and wide turning radius adds to great drivability. Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) give the driver good control of the vehicle through improved assisted handling, steering and braking. This, along with Scania Zone that ensures driver compliance with speed regulations around schools and elsewhere, increases safety and helps minimise accidents, thereby also avoiding unnecessary costs.
New Scania Interlink, with independent front suspension
Among the features of the new Scania Interlink we may mention the independent front suspension that increases ride comfort while increasing load capacity by 500 kg. The vehicle is designed to limit damage and avoid deformation of components such as steering system, aftertreatment system or batteries, critical to minimise downtime and costly repairs. Uptime is further increased via easily exchangeable front corners, improved cleanability, and not least through the vehicle´s compatibility with the proactive and real-time data based Scania Flexible Maintenance.
The new exterior has a contemporary expression with larger side windows, Bi-LED or Bi-Halogen headlights and new sidelights and rear lights. The electric sliding doors result in higher uptime and lower maintenance cost, and indoors, new materials reduce noise. The climate system minimises energy consumption, regardless of climate. This, along with the new and brighter interior, helps to increase passenger appeal. “The new Scania Interlink is sure to appeal to operators with high demands. That it is a sustainable option only adds to the experience,” Wennerblom concludes.