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Build your Scania online

Build your Scania online

NZ Truck & Driver News

 April 2020   
Scania has launched an online truck configurator – a tool to allow customers to virtually "design" their own new truck.

In what it claims is "a first for the New Zealand market" its online configurator "lets you specify every aspect of a truck from the chassis up. 

"You can choose the drivetrain, the cab, the engine and even the cab colour – to create the perfect truck for your business and NZ roads. 

"When complete, you can see your truck from every angle, inside and out, in its chosen colour, and even request a quote online – all do-able from the convenience of your mobile phone." 

Users start with the type of application the truck will be used for, whether it will be a tractor unit or a rigid chassis…and then become very specific with "every detail and every option."

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Scania has launched an online truck configurator – a tool to allow customers to virtually "design" their own new truck.
In what it claims is "a first for the New Zealand market" its online configurator "lets you specify every aspect of a truck from the chassis up. 
"You can choose the drivetrain, the cab, the engine and even the cab colour – to create the perfect truck for your business and NZ roads. 
"When complete, you can see your truck from every angle, inside and out, in its chosen colour, and even request a quote online – all do-able from the convenience of your mobile phone." 
Users start with the type of application the truck will be used for, whether it will be a tractor unit or a rigid chassis…and then become very specific with "every detail and every option."
The goal, says Scania NZ sales director Deon Stephens, "is to deliver the best possible total operating economy, or TOE, for our owners.
"That means having the right specification to do the job right, but making sure it's not over-specified either. When you get it right, you maximise return on investment, and minimise the total cost of operation over the truck's lifetime. 
"The configurator shows every option available and explains its benefits. It lets operators choose the best performance and the best return." 
Scania has spent a long time testing the configurator, to ensure customers find it easy to use and says that "so far, feedback has been brilliant.
"One feature that we didn't realise would be so popular is the 'Share' function. You can build your perfect truck – or your dream truck – and share a link to it. Some people send it to their family or their mates….and others send a suggestion to their boss." 
Scania suggests that the configurator will also allow operators to share potential options with their drivers – "and even give them a budget to tweak the design to their own preferences and regions."  


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