Scania introduced its new bus generation Serie K Euro 6 in Brazil


19 August 2022

Much has been said about the change in Euro emissions regulations in Brazil, since apparently it was one of the countries that, complying with Proconve P7 (Euro 5), was reluctant to pass to more demanding provisions regarding the environment. The answer has arrived and Scania has presented in the country its new range of chassis for K Series buses, both urban and highway, whose engines will be able to comply with the limits of pollutants and behavior defined by the Euro 6 standard (Proconve P8 in Brazil).

It should be noted that this latest generation of Scania K Series road platforms had already been released in Mexico under the name Nüvak "Guardián del Camino".

Eight options for highway and six city haulers comprise Scania's K-Series portfolio in Brazil, which is ready to meet the Euro 6 emissions standard. With powertrains capable of operating on conventional diesel, biodiesel or HVO (hydrogenated vegetable oil) that has the characteristic of being completely renewable in highway applications. While for the city, natural gas or biomethane versions are additionally available.


The new generation engines promise a reduction in fuel consumption of up to 8% in highway applications, having as entry versions the K280 and K320 with the 9.3-liter pentacylindrical engine, with which 10 horsepower have been gained compared to previous engines, thanks to the incorporation of XPI ultra-high pressure injection.

The K280 and K340 chassis will be oriented to rental, tourist and personnel transport services for companies on short routes. Both platforms are offered in a 4X2 configuration and with diesel versions for the one with less power, but there is the alternative of natural gas in both propellants, always 5-cylinder.

Progress is being made with the K360, one of the brand's bestsellers, which has a successor: the K370, which will allow great versatility, as it combines an engine with great economy and power, capable of being fitted on 6X2 buses and up to 14 meters long. . For its part, the 360HP option will only be sold in a 4X2 configuration.

For long-distance routes and high-capacity buses, a 6X2 version will arrive with the K410, while transporters that need an 8X2 chassis will be able to order the K450 and the top of the K-series for roads is reserved for the K500, which becomes the most powerful bus offered in Brazil.

The Opticruise automated box will also help reduce fuel consumption, the ADAS 2.0 active safety system, which now brings blind spot and pedestrian presence alerts, will be optional. Another detail that deserves to be highlighted is the presence of the ActCruise, an evolution of the EcoCruise system presented 4 years ago and that is included in the connectivity module and allows taking advantage of ascents and descents to reduce fuel consumption.


For urban operation, Scania presents 6 versions (the front-engine biarticulated, will be built according to specific requests from BRT operators) that allow transporting from 80 to 270 passengers, meeting the needs of any mass, strategic and integrated transport system.

Natural gas, a technology that Scania has been investing in for many years and successfully tested in Latin America, takes on a greater role in the urban versions of the new generation that the brand will offer. Being the K280 4X2 with diesel or CNG versions (also suitable to run on biomethane) with high floor or low entry, the base model for the city, capable of reaching up to 13.2 meters in length.

The large standards, which can carry up to 115 passengers, will be based on the K320 6X2*4 and K340 6X2*4 chassis (both with steered rear axle). They can also be offered both in high floor and low entrance, but capable of reaching up to 15 meters in length, being the intermediate option between the monocuperpo standard and the versions with articulation.

Regarding the articulated ones, with the same mechanics of the urban 6X2 with options of 320 and 340 horsepower, powered by natural gas engines, the 360HP version will also continue for the 15-meter buses. Scania's urban portfolio (except for the bi-articulated CNG Euro 6 version) will feature the ZF Ecolife2 fully automatic transmission that will help operators reduce fuel consumption by up to 3%.