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SCANIA MÉXICO ENTREGA NUEVA GENERACIÓN DE CHASIS AL GRUPO FLECHA AMARILLA

AHORROS POR LO MENOS DEL 10% DE COMBUSTIBLE

Redacción Latinobus – Scania Buses México

En México, en el estado de Guanajuato, iniciaba en noviembre de 1932 un servicio de transporte de pasajeros que conectaba las ciudades de León e Irapuato, en lo que después se conocería como la “Línea León-Querétaro”, donde un número importante de transportadores autopatronos se asociaría para operar rutas y se transformaría en Autobuses Flecha Amarilla finalizando la década de los treinta.

El crecimiento nunca se detuvo, siempre bajo esa identidad del grupo Flecha Amarilla, por una parte con la asociación de nuevas empresas que permitían aumentar la cobertura de los destinos, así como la creación de nuevas marcas en aras de ampliar la oferta de servicios, como el famoso Primera Plus presentado en 1991.

A la fecha, el Grupo Flecha Amarilla cuenta con cerca de 2.400 vehículos, transporta 85 millones de personas al año y emplea a más de 9.700 colaboradores. Ofrece servicios de pasajeros de larga distancia (foráneos) a través de Primera Plus, Interurbanos con las marcas UneBus y Coordinados; movilización urbana en León, paquetería y envíos, además de administración de franquicias de Burger King y Subway en algunas terminales.

Siempre buscando ofrecer a sus viajeros las mejores innovaciones, el Grupo Flecha Amarilla recibió de Scania México un autobús con chasis K450 CB4X2 Euro 5. Durante la entrega realizada en el Centro Logístico de Scania México, en el estado de Querétaro, estuvo presente la directiva de Grupo Flecha Amarilla, acompañados por Jorge Navarro Inostroza, Director Comercial y de Servicios de Scania Buses; Néstor Lara, Gerente Nacional de flotas corporativas y su equipo de soporte de servicios conformado por el gerente que atiende al grupo, Alejandro Jáuregui.

La unidad que se le entregó a Grupo Flecha Amarilla tendrá un periodo de pruebas en un servicio para traslado de personas para la línea de Primera Plus, en sus principales rutas. Desde hace 15 años, Grupo Flecha Amarilla opera con autobuses Scania, y hace uso de los servicios bajo póliza de mantenimiento. El interés del cliente por probar esta nueva generación de chasis está en la mejora en el rendimiento de combustible, ya que consume al menos 10% menos diésel en comparación con las unidades Scania de la generación anterior.

Adicionalmente, el autobús cuenta con el sistema de inyección de ultra alta presión XPI, que genera menos emisiones contaminantes. El motor que impulsa a este Scania K450CB, es el DC13 147 con 12,7 litros que entrega 450HP @1.900rpm y 2.350Nm de torque entre 1.000 y 1.300 vueltas. El poder llega a la ruedas, gracias a la transmisión automatizada Opticruise de 12 marchas con retardador y se puede programar en el modo estándar, económico y potencia para máximas prestaciones.

Adicional a ello, esta unidad ya cuenta con sistema de seguridad ADAS 2.0 que en esta nueva generación presenta mejoras, agregando alerta de punto ciego, y alerta de peatón, mejorando no solo la seguridad de los pasajeros sino también la de su entorno. Es un agregado importante para la tranquilidad de conductores, ocupantes y el entorno de las vías; sin olvidar que los sensores de advertencia de cambio de carril, el frenado automático de emergencia y el control de crucero adaptativo también se encuentran listos para evitar accidentes.

Con acciones como esta, Scania México reafirma su compromiso con promover una movilidad más sostenible en el país, así como ofrecer una amplia oferta. Con la nueva generación de chasis, la marca apuesta por la innovación, tecnología, seguridad y sustentabilidad ecológica pero también económica de los negocios de sus clientes.

SCANIA MEXICO DELIVERS FIRST K500 EURO 6 BUSES WITH XPI TECHNOLOGY TO GRUPO ESTRELLA BLANCA

THEY ARE EQUIPPED WITH THE IRIZAR i8 MODEL

Latinobus – Scania Buses México / William Marroquín

Grupo Estrella Blanca (GEB), with 81 years of history, is one of the main conglomerates of passenger road transport in Mexico, connecting 25 states in the country and with 21 brands, offering three levels of comfort for travelers. Its fleet exceeds 5,000 vehicles and has more than 20,000 collaborators.

The group has had a long-standing relationship with Scania and its foreign K-series, which remains firm with the announcement in March 2022 of the first deliveries of Scania New Generation buses, with the K500 Euro 6 XPI platform, accompanied by the model Irizar i8.

With these new units, Grupo Estrella Blanca (GEB) is positioned as a sustainable leader in the passenger transport segment in Mexico. This measure adds to GEB’s efforts with the aim of achieving a lower impact on the environment, with a significant reduction in polluting gases, since Euro 6 technology significantly reduces CO2 emissions, as well as other pollutants.

The main element in these Euro 6 engines is the XPI ultra-high pressure fuel injection system, which allows pressures of up to 2,400 bars to be achieved in the combustion chambers, when they generally reach 1,800 bars. In addition, the injectors have eight nozzles and can have three injection pulses per cycle to optimize the air-fuel mixture.

The great modularity of the Scania power plants is still valid, and the DC13/165 engine has 12.7 liters and 6 cylinders in line. It delivers 500HP of power at 1,800rpm and if the horsepower appeals to you, the torque figure is more impressive, as the XPI engine produces 2,550Nm, constant between 925 and 1,400 revolutions per minute.

The implementation of this technology has environmental benefits linked to the reduction of emissions, since a bus will emit 18 tons of emissions less per year, if compared to a Euro 5 technology. In addition, thanks to the improvements in the powertrain, there will be a considerable benefit in fuel economy, compared to the previous generation of Scania Euro 5 PDE engines (pump-injector technology).

With the arrival of these vehicles, GEB will be able to impact the environment to a lesser extent, since the acquisition of these units meets the objectives of continuing to be a company with high social responsibility.

The driving position also features the new steering wheel with chrome details and completely redesigned instrument layout, seen at the end of 2019, which will make it easier for drivers to be aware of what is happening with the bus and provide them with an environment more up-to-date in their command posts.

For the safety of the occupants and other road users, the bus has the ADAS active safety package, with lane departure warning (LDW), automatic emergency braking (AEB), cruise control Intelligent Adaptive Control (AICC) and Electronic Stability Program (ESP).

“Since our foundation, we have characterized ourselves as a company busy seeking disruptive solutions for all our clients. For us, it is very important to seek efforts that go beyond offering transportation for people, we seek above all their comfort and this new chassis will meet those expectations, additionally we are betting on having the most current technologies on the market where one of the main aspects is environmental care”, indicated Luis Gerardo Mora, General Director of GEB.

These units are equipped with the most avant-garde technology of recent years. This reflects the high sense of responsibility of GEB and Scania towards the environment.

SCANIA MEXICO HAS SIGNED THE ZEBRA AGREEMENT SUPPORTING TRANSPORT ELECTRIFICATION

SCANIA REINFORCES COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY

Latinobus newsroom – Scania México

Scania Mexico reaffirms its commitment to sustainability and the environment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and have cleaner and more efficient mobility through its products; this through its signing with the ZEBRA (Zero Emission Bus Rapid-Deployment Accelerator) project, which is co-directed between the International Council for Clean Transportation and the ICCT and C-40 Climate Change Leadership Group.

The Climate Change Leadership Group, better known as C40, has among its initiatives the ZEBRA project, which aims to accelerate the introduction of zero-emission transport, by boosting the supply and demand of electric vehicles, boosting financing and new business models, as well as collaboration to share knowledge. In this way, the C40 group seeks to increase the supply of electric vehicles, knowing that Scania has an important strategy in this regard and the agreement was made to sign the commitment.

“This signing puts us one step ahead of the commitment we want to achieve in terms of electric mobility, promoting actions to combat climate change. This year we will have the launch of two electric vehicles, one in the bus segment and the other in cargo, which makes us extremely proud, in addition to being the first company in Mexico to sign the ZEBRA project”, mentioned Alejandro Mondragón, General Director of Scania. Mexico.

For his part, Jorge Navarro Inostroza, Director of the Scania Mexico bus segment, commented during the talks held with Leticia Pineda, Regional Leader of ICCT, that he is “proud that Scania is the first company in Mexico to locally develop an electric bus to make a transition that makes having more sustainable cities a reality.”

The Climate Leadership Group (C40) is made up of cities from around the world that join efforts to reduce carbon emissions in the atmosphere and adapt to climate change, 70% of the cities that are part of this group have implemented actions that they benefit the environment, something that, without a doubt, is a great effort to improve our surroundings. Some signatory cities in Latin America are Mexico City, Medellín, São Paulo and Santiago.

Some of the actions that Scania signs before this agreement are: make available at least one zero-emission bus model for purchase in Mexico, make available to ZEBRA partners the results of independent tests of energy consumption in the bus cycle for each product made in Mexico, carry out an operation demonstration of at least one zero-emission bus model in Mexico City within 12 months of signing this declaration, inform ZEBRA partners of the number of buses and zero emission chassis sold in Mexico, among others.

This alliance speaks of Scania’s commitment to the environment, willing to continue innovating to provide customers and users with a tailor-made service, consolidating new technologies of the highest quality, in addition to always seeking to improve with sustainable products that benefit to our planet, this signature is a clear message from the brand to follow the path of electric mobility and reduction of carbon emissions.

SCANIA MÉXICO HA FIRMADO EL ACUERDO ZEBRA APOYANDO LA ELECTRIFICACIÓN DEL TRANSPORTE

SCANIA REFUERZA COMPROMISO CON LA SUSTENTABILIDAD

Redacción Latinobus – Scania México

Scania México reafirma su compromiso con la sustentabilidad y el entorno para reducir las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero y tener una movilidad más limpia y eficiente a través de sus productos; esto a través de su firma con el proyecto ZEBRA (Zero Emission Bus Rapid-Deployment Accelerator), el cual, es codirigido entre el Consejo Internacional de transporte Limpio y el Grupo de Liderazgo de Cambio Climático ICCT y C-40.

El Grupo de Liderazgo de Cambio Climático, mejor conocido como C40, tiene dentro de sus iniciativas el proyecto ZEBRA, mismo que tiene como objetivo acelerar la introducción de transporte cero emisiones, a través de impulsar la oferta y demanda de vehículos eléctricos, impulsar el financiamiento y nuevos modelos de negocio, así como la colaboración de compartir conocimientos. De esta forma, el grupo C40, busca incrementar la oferta de vehículos eléctricos, sabiendo que Scania tiene una estrategia importante en este sentido y se realizó el acuerdo para firmar el compromiso.

“Esta firma, nos pone un paso adelante del compromiso que queremos lograr en cuanto a la movilidad eléctrica, promoviendo acciones para combatir el cambio climático. Este año tendremos el lanzamiento de dos vehículos eléctricos, uno en el segmento de autobuses y otro en carga, lo que nos enorgullece enormemente, además de ser la primera empresa en México que firma el proyecto ZEBRA”, mencionó Alejandro Mondragón, Director General de Scania México.

Por su parte, Jorge Navarro Inostroza, Director del segmento de autobuses de Scania México, comentó durante el talks realizado con Leticia Pineda, Líder Regional de ICCT, que se “enorgullece de que Scania sea la primera empresa en México que desarrolla localmente un autobús eléctrico para ir haciendo una transición que vuelva realidad tener ciudades más sustentables.”

El Grupo de Liderazgo Climático (C40) lo constituyen ciudades de todo el mundo que juntan esfuerzos para reducir las emisiones de carbono en la atmósfera y adaptarse al cambio climático, un 70% de las ciudades que forman parte de este grupo, han implementado acciones que benefician al medio ambiente, algo que, sin lugar a duda, es un esfuerzo muy grande para mejorar nuestro entorno. Algunas de las ciudades firmantes en Latinoamérica son Ciudad de México, Medellín, Sao Paulo y Santiago.

Algunas de las acciones que Scania firma ante este acuerdo son: hacer disponible al menos un modelo de autobús cero emisiones para su compra en México, poner a disposición de los socios ZEBRA los resultados de las pruebas independientes de consumo de energía en el ciclo del bus para cada producto hecho en México, llevar a cabo una demostración de operación de al menos un modelo de autobús cero emisiones en Ciudad de México dentro de los 12 meses posteriores a la firma de esta declaración, informar a los socios de ZEBRA el número de autobuses y chasis de cero emisiones vendidos en México, entre otras.

Esta alianza habla del compromiso de Scania con el medio ambiente, dispuesta a seguir innovando para brindar al cliente y a los usuarios un servicio hecho a la medida, consolidando tecnologías nuevas, de la mejor calidad, además, de buscar siempre mejorar con productos sustentables que beneficien a nuestro planeta, esta firma es un claro mensaje de la marca a seguir el camino de la movilidad eléctrica y reducción de emisiones de carbono.

SCANIA MEXICO SOLD 740 UNITS IN 2021 AND EXPECTS TO BREAK RECORDS IN 2022

SEEKING LEADERSHIP IN BUSES AND GROWING IN TRUCKS

Colombiabus newsroom – Scania México

2021 was not easy for the transport, cargo and logistics sectors due to the ravages of the pandemic, supply chain and the semiconductor crisis, causing entire plants to stop production, a global problem for which no one was prepared. For Scania Mexico it was no exception, however, the Swedish brand in Mexico came out ahead and managed to close the year with 740 units sold between buses and cargo trucks, in addition to already venturing into the motor segment. The foregoing defines the impact that the brand has managed to position over more than 25 years of history in Mexico.

For the cargo segment it was a record year, it gained market share and doubled sales in 2020, closing with a total of 567 vehicles, of which 527 were tractor trailers and 40 were class 8 rigids. This placed Scania in fourth place after national level in trucks according to data from the ANPACT (National Association of Producers of Buses, Trucks and Trucks) and INEGI.

“It is an achievement for us to reach these figures in Mexico, without a doubt it has been the best period in the history of the brand in Mexico in terms of trucks and tractors that we started four years ago, despite all the problems that occurred during the year, we went from selling 276 trucks in 2020 and grew 105.4% compared to that year, having a market share of 2.85%. We still need to grow more, and we are on the right path, our customers recognize the brand for the differentials that we have presented in the sector, and we are doing our job in a very important market for Scania”, commented Mauricio de Alba, Director of Sales and Scania Trucks aftermarket.

It is important to mention that, thanks to the trust of customers in the segment, all the stock that was available for sale in 2022 is already assigned to various customers. During this year, orders will be received for 2023, where the objective will be to place 3,000 trucks in the Mexican market.

In the bus and passenger transport segment, Scania continues to be a leading brand and an improvement in demand was noted compared to 2020. 173 units were sold during 2021, with 154 foreign units sold and 19 urban units. “In the bus and passenger transport segment, we had a notable improvement, although we are not yet at pre-pandemic levels, we have to continue working along the same lines, the only way to grow is to continue doing the good work we have been doing during all these years: demonstrating the value of our sustainable products, innovating and offering comprehensive solutions in each of the services” said Jorge Navarro Inostroza, Sales and After Sales Director of Scania Buses.

Similarly, the numbers for the engine segment have been of great value to Scania, proof of this were the 31 power generation engines placed in the Mexican market throughout the year and 64 more that are already ordered by 2022. “We want Scania quality to be in each of the products and services we offer and engines could not be the exception, we have started knocking on doors and customers have responded quite well, so the outlook for our engines looks promising”, commented Raúl Rodriguez, Director of Power Solutions.

One of the strengths of the Swedish brand is in after-sales and the “Customer Workshop Services” (CWS) which consists of taking the Scania workshop to the customer’s facilities to provide support and maintenance to the vehicles, so the brand takes care of the vehicle and the customer of your business. Currently, there are 49 points covering the entire Mexican Republic, with 70% of the fleet (between buses and trucks) with a direct maintenance policy from Scania, so the brand’s offer is completely comprehensive.

The start of operations of the brand’s finance company was vital during 2021 since it supported 70% of commercial operations, a differential that has enabled important businesses to be enabled and which means total brand confidence with its own products.

Scania currently has 5,743 vehicles connected with Scania Communicator, a brand-specific tool that offers the customer all the information on the units by Scania’s team of professionals; As part of its Driver Coaching program, with more than 1,000 subscriptions focused on driver support, the brand provides personalized attention to learn in detail the driving habits of each vehicle and each operator, as well as support maintenance management and the location of the same, focused on a safer, more sustainable and profitable operation, one more example of Scania’s commitment to each of its customers, to have more durable and efficient fleets.

Among the most relevant news for the brand in 2021 was the announcement of the launch of the electric truck by the CEO and President of Scania Mexico, Alejandro Mondragón, within the framework of the XXI National Forum for the Transport of Goods by the ANTP (National Association of Private Transport). There, it was mentioned that in 2022, the best electric truck in the world will arrive in Mexican territory.

Likewise, in the bus segment, the arrival of the first electric bus for the Swedish brand in the country was announced, with October 2021 being the month in which pilot tests began on the electric platform with which this urban bus will be manufactured in Mexico hand in hand with Beccar for this 2022. Additionally, one of the most anticipated moments for the brand that will undoubtedly set a precedent will be the presentation of the new generation of chassis, which will have great benefits for its customers and for the environment.

The brand is firm in its commitment, willing to continue innovating to grow, having financing schemes for each of its clients and consolidating new technologies hand in hand with sustainable products of the best quality. In this 2022, the focus of the brand will be on the after-sales offer and innovation in the development of service and connectivity solutions.

SCANIA MÉXICO VENDIÓ 740 UNIDADES EN 2021 Y ESPERA ROMPER RÉCORDS EN 2022

BUSCAN EL LIDERAZGO EN BUSES Y CRECEN EN CAMIONES

Redacción Colombiabus – Scania México

2021 no fue fácil para los sectores de transporte, carga y logística debido a los estragos de la pandemia, cadena de suministros y a la crisis de semiconductores, provocando que plantas completas detuvieran la producción, un problema mundial para el cual nadie estaba preparado. Para Scania México no fue la excepción, sin embargo, la marca sueca en México salió adelante y logró cerrar el año con 740 unidades vendidas entre autobuses y camiones de carga, además, de incursionar ya en el segmento de motores. Lo anterior define el impacto que la marca ha logrado posicionar a lo largo de más de 25 años de historia en México.

Para el segmento de carga fue un año récord, ganó participación de mercado y duplicó las ventas de 2020, cerrando con un total de 567 vehículos, de los cuales 527 fueron tractomulas y 40 rígidos clase 8. Esto situó a Scania en el cuarto lugar a nivel nacional en tractocamiones según datos de la ANPACT (Asociación Nacional de Productores de Autobuses, Camiones y Tractocamiones) e INEGI.

“Es un logro para nosotros llegar a estas cifras en México, sin duda ha sido el mejor periodo en la historia de la marca en México en cuanto a camiones y tractos que comenzamos hace cuatro años, a pesar de toda la problemática que hubo durante el año, pasamos de vender 276 camiones en 2020 y crecimos un 105.4% respecto a ese año, teniendo una participación en el mercado del 2.85%. Todavía nos falta crecer más y vamos en el camino adecuado, nuestros clientes reconocen a la marca por los diferenciales que hemos presentado en el sector y estamos haciendo nuestro trabajo en un mercado muy importante para Scania”, comentó Mauricio de Alba, Director de ventas y postventa de Scania Trucks.

Es importante mencionar que, gracias a la confianza de los clientes en el segmento, todo el stock que se encontraba disponible para venta en 2022 ya está asignado a varios clientes. Durante este año se estarán recibiendo los pedidos para 2023 en donde se tendrá como objetivo colocar 3.000 camiones en el mercado mexicano.

En el segmento de autobuses y transporte de pasajeros, Scania sigue siendo una marca líder y se notó una mejoría en la demanda respecto a 2020. Se comercializaron 173 unidades durante el 2021, teniendo 154 unidades vendidas de foráneas y 19 urbanos. “En el segmento de autobuses y transporte de pasajeros, tuvimos una notable mejora, aunque no estamos aún a los niveles pre-pandemia, tenemos que seguir trabajando en la misma línea, la única forma de crecer es seguir haciendo el buen trabajo que venimos haciendo durante todos estos años: demostrando el valor de nuestros productos sustentables, innovando y ofreciendo soluciones integrales en cada uno de los servicios” afirmó Jorge Navarro Inostroza, Director de ventas y postventa de Scania Buses.

De igual forma los números para el segmento de motores han sido de gran valor para Scania, prueba de ello fueron los 31 motores de generación de energía colocados en el mercado mexicano a lo largo del año y 64 más que se tienen ya pedidos para 2022. “Queremos que la calidad Scania esté en cada uno de los productos y servicios que ofrecemos y motores no podía ser la excepción, hemos comenzado a tocar puertas y los clientes han respondido bastante bien, así que el panorama para nuestros motores se ve prometedor”, comentó Raúl Rodriguez, Director de Power Solutions.

Una de las fuerzas de la marca sueca está en la postventa y los “Customer Workshop Services” (CWS) que consiste en llevar el taller Scania a las instalaciones del cliente para dar soporte y mantenimiento a los vehículos, así la marca se ocupa del vehículo y el cliente de su negocio. Actualmente se cuenta con 49 puntos abarcando toda la República Mexicana, teniendo el 70% de la flota (entre buses y camiones) con póliza de mantenimiento directo de Scania, por lo que la oferta de la marca es completamente integral.

El inicio de operaciones de la financiera de la marca fue vital durante el año 2021 ya que respaldó el 70% de las operaciones comerciales, un diferencial que ha permitido habilitar negocios importantes y lo que significa una confianza total de la marca con sus propios productos.

Scania tiene actualmente 5,743 vehículos conectados con Scania Communicator, una herramienta propia de la marca que ofrece al cliente toda la información de las unidades por parte del equipo de profesionales de Scania; como parte de su programa Driver Coaching, con más de 1,000 suscripciones enfocadas al soporte de conductores la marca brinda una atención personalizada para conocer a detalle los hábitos de conducción de cada vehículo y cada operador, así como apoyar la gestión de mantenimientos y la localización de los mismos, enfocado en una operación más segura, sustentable y rentable, una muestra más del compromiso de Scania con cada uno de sus clientes, para tener flotas más duraderas y eficientes.

Dentro de las noticias más relevantes para la marca en el 2021 fue el anuncio del lanzamiento del camión eléctrico por parte del CEO y Presidente de Scania México, Alejandro Mondragón, en el marco del XXI Foro Nacional de Transporte de Mercancías a cargo de la ANTP (Asociación Nacional de Transporte Privado). Ahí se hizo mención de que en este 2022, llegará el mejor camión eléctrico del mundo al territorio mexicano.

Asimismo, en el segmento de autobuses, se anunció la llegada del primer bus eléctrico para la marca sueca al país, siendo octubre de 2021 el mes en donde se comenzó con las pruebas piloto de la plataforma eléctrica con la que se fabricará este autobús urbano en México de la mano de Beccar para este 2022. Adicionalmente, uno de los momentos más esperados para la marca que sin duda marcará un precedente  será la presentación de la nueva generación de chasis, la cual tendrá grandes beneficios para sus clientes y para el entorno.

La marca está firme en su compromiso, dispuesta a seguir innovando para crecer, teniendo esquemas de financiamiento para cada uno de sus clientes y consolidando las nuevas tecnologías de la mano con productos sustentables y de la mejor calidad. En este 2022, el enfoque de la marca estará en la oferta de postventa e innovación en desarrollo de soluciones de servicio y conectividad.

SCANIA MEXICO DELIVERS ITS FIRST CHASSIS WITH THE MARCOPOLO G8 BODYWORK

EL COLORADO TOURS LAUNCHES PARADISO 1200 G8

Latinobus newsroom – Scania México

Scania delivered to the Chihuahuan company, El Colorado Tour, its first chassis that will be accompanied by the Marcopolo G8 bodywork, this time on the K450 chassis with its Euro 6 diesel engine.

This new bus will be making tours throughout the Republic, from Chihuahua to any point in Mexico. The Colorado Tour Buses is a local company that seeks to take tourism and business personnel through different routes, complying with the best industry standards.

“We are very happy with the acquisition of this Scania bus, we needed one for at least 50 passengers and without a doubt this bus has been our best option both for performance and for its sustainable and environmentally friendly technology. Likewise, we believe that the powertrain will provide us with a great benefit, it is a very competitive bus at market price.” Commented Mario Ruiz, Director of El Colorado Tours.

One of the great objectives of the Swedish brand is the reduction in the carbon footprint and the improvement of the environment, in addition, it seeks that each of its clients has a unique and quality service, in order to be part of the objectives of the clients, offering them confidence and security in the services. Under this premise, for the northern company, it was one of the factors for which they made their purchase decision, since it is important for them to offer their clients’ transportation options with lesser environmental impacts and thus contribute with their Socially Responsible Company certifications.

With this delivery, Scania reaffirms its commitment to Mexican carriers who are betting on having safer, cleaner, much more productive and efficient units, with all the comprehensive support of the brand in the country accompanying the new generation of transport in Mexico.

The Scania chassis corresponds to the K450EB 4X2 model, which stands out for its DC13 147 engines equipped with XPI ultra-high-pressure fuel injection, which allows these high power figures to be achieved and also 2,350Nm between 1,000 and 1,300 turns. It has the 12-speed Opticruise automated gearbox with its three operating programs (power, normal and economical) together with the retarder.

In the safety section, it has a very complete endowment, starting with the electronic braking system, four-wheel discs, ABS and traction control. As a complement, the ADAS system and its three components AICC (Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control), LDW (Lane Departure Warning) and AEB (Advanced Emergency Braking) provide maximum peace of mind on the move.

SCANIA VOLT CHASSIS ARRIVES IN MEXICO ON INTEGRAL BUS FOR TESTS AND DEMONSTRATIONS

THE BUS WILL ROADSHOW THROUGH LATIN AMERICA

Colombiabus newsroom – Scania Buses México

One of Scania’s most ambitious projects in Mexico, since its arrival in the country in 1994, is the commitment to electromobility, which has given much to talk about in recent days with the first launch for all of Latin America, of the Volt chassis built on the Urviabus model from Carrocerías Beccar, builder from the state of Jalisco.

During the presentation, the arrival of a vehicle for tests with the Mexican operators was announced. As part of the testing schedule planned by Scania, a comprehensive bus arrives in Mexico, which will be tested in the following weeks in Mexico City, where the unit’s operating data will be collected for adaptation to the Mexican market.

The bus called “Citywide” will be doing a roadshow through Latin America, with Mexico being Scania’s first market in America to reach, to later go to South America in the following months, in order to collect data from the region and produce the best electric urban chassis of the new generation from 2022.

In the last presentation by Scania and Beccar of their Volt e-Urviabus bus, the arrival of this chassis was mentioned, since a correct study of the country’s conditions is important for both brands. The Scania Volt is part of the new generation of Scania buses, completing a portfolio of sustainable and environmentally friendly buses.

Scania has focused on developing vehicles with the latest technology for the demands of the cities of the future, that is, the focus is not only on sustainable operation, but also on safety and visual systems for the driver that allow it to be more friendly to its environment. Compared to conventional vehicles, electric vehicles require a broader vision as they must consider battery configuration, operating range, power consumption, and performance.

The Scania Volt e-Urviabus will be manufactured in the first half of the following year in accordance with the demand for the product from customers, several of them today interested in introducing these technologies in several major cities in the country.

SCANIA DELIVERY IN MEXICO 20 URBAN BUSES K250 DIESEL EURO VI CARRIED BY BECCAR

XPI INJECTION AND LOW ENTRY ALSO HIGHLIGHT

Colombiabus newsroom – Scania México

After a tough bidding process, Scania has delivered 20 buses in Mexico to the City of Mérida (Yucatán State), for its client Mobility ADO. On this occasion, the K250UB chassis with low entry has been combined with the Beccar Urviabus body, produced in the state of Jalisco. An order that confirms the great strategic vision of both the business and the customers, which the Swedish constructor has put especially in the introduction of sustainable transport solutions.

Scania was the first brand to introduce Euro VI gas engines, and now it does so with diesel engines. First in Guadalajara and now in the southeast of Mexico, promising with these units the improvement of fuel efficiency, and more time available in the operation of its customers.

On the K250UB chassis, the XPI (Ultra High-Pressure Injection) technology stands out, where the fuel feed and injection pressure is set regardless of engine speed and load, with exceptional precision. This sophisticated system continually adjusts to accommodate changes in engine speed and usage, so you can get the most out of every drop of diesel. For each cycle, it performs up to three fuel injections, with precise timing, improving performance and economy, while reducing harmful emissions.

The reduction in pollutant emissions reaches 80% less nitrogen oxides and particulate matter, compared to the same technology in Euro 5, additionally the engines are less noisy, which allows users to offer more comfortable trips. The 12.8 meter buses have a great boarding capacity for passengers, as it is a low entrance, it allows a more comfortable entry for those with reduced mobility.

Here there has been a great joint work between Scania and Beccar, taking advantage of the evolution of the Urviabus model, capable of carrying up to 100 passengers. Adapted to the needs of modern transport and city users: bicycle rack, storage baskets, Braille signage, demarcated seats for the elderly or pregnant women and access ramp for wheelchairs. The chassis offers kneeling system and electronically controlled air suspension.

The K250UB chassis has the DC09 109 engine with 250HP and 1,250Nm of torque, which reaches the wheels thanks to the ZF EcoLife 6-speed fully automatic transmission that includes a retarder. The brakes are disc, including the EBS system that controls the ABS.

Finally, an important part of this bus placement was the training that Scania gave to a group of 7 operators, including 3 women, who took a K 250 Euro V and Euro VI chassis knowledge and familiarization course, in both theoretical and practices with vehicles. The road tests carried out on the peripheral ring corridor of Mérida, locations where these buses will circulate.

SCANIA DELIVERIES ITS FIRST LARGE BUS ORDER IN MEXICO WITH IRIZAR I5

Colombiabus newsroom – William Marroquín /Scania México

THE ORDER WAS DELIVERED TO THE YELLOW ARROW GROUP

It has been mentioned many times about how difficult the year 2020 was and the same behavior so far in 2021 for the bus industry in its different road modalities around the world. Mexico has not been immune to this situation either, with significant reductions in passenger demand and, of course, in orders for new vehicles to update the companies’ fleets.

That is why it is important to highlight deliveries such as the one that Scania has made in the Aztec country, attending an order for 17 units for the Flecha Amarilla Group. The transporter has chosen the combination of the K400IB 4X2 chassis and the Irizar i5 body and will be operating under the Unebus brand, dedicated to intercity services with small stations, in the state of Guanajuato.

The buses are diesel and comply with the Euro 5 emissions standard, which is achieved thanks to the SCR post-treatment system, using urea as an additive to enable chemical reactions to release the least amount of pollutants. It is a 12.7-liter engine well known throughout Latin America and even very strong in road buses larger than 12 meters in countries such as Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil. For Mexico, they are offered with the Opticruise 12-speed transmission and wheels in size 315/80 R22.5

For the Yellow Arrow group and its brands, safety is also important and that is why Scania has incorporated the ADAS package that includes Adaptive Intelligent Cruise Control (AICC), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) that are complemented by other well-known systems such as EBS brakes and the ESP stability program. This equipment allows you to minimize the risks on the route, protect more to all road users and make trips safer.

For its part, the Irizar i5 model was launched in 2009 in Mexico, based on the i4 that is offered in other markets for interurban and commuter transport, designed to be built on various platforms, although most operators have chosen Scania. They are equipped with 42 reclining seats, Hispacold air conditioning, Wi-Fi internet connection, USB outlets for charging devices and bike racks. The i5 model was the best-selling of the Spanish brand in 2020, followed by the i6 and its largest coach, the i8.

Founded in 1932 in the city of León, the Flecha Amarilla Group is one of the largest land transportation companies in Mexico, mobilizing about 2,400 buses, employing almost 9,800 people serving medium and long distance passenger services with Primera Plus, interurban with Unebus and Coordinados, suburban in Guanajuato and Querétaro, urban in León, business with Boarding, bus rental and tourist services with Ttur and Tapatío Tour, parcel services and operation of fast food franchises in their terminals.