Scania’s urban tipper hits the mean streets

Scania has said it will set a new level of city centre safety, following the launch of its Urban Tipper.

The vehicle, which made its debut at the Clocs exhibition staged at ExCel London last week, is equipped with a lightweight Wilcox body and a raft of safety features.

These include advanced emergency braking (AEB), lane departure warning (LDW), electronic stability program (ESP) and a camera monitor system, all supplied by Brigade Electronics.

The Urban Tipper breaks away from the traditional 8×4 wheelplan, introducing an 8×2*6 configuration, which is claimed to provide a more manoeuvrable chassis with three steering axles.

It also has an SCR-only 410hp Euro-6 engine, Scania Opticruise transmission and full air suspension.

Other safety features include a passenger vision door which provides the driver with a large glass panel, giving direct line-of-sight to the front nearside of the vehicle.