PORTLAND, ORE –February 1, 2017 – Freightliner Trucks announced today it has begun production on its new Cascadia®.
Designed and engineered with an emphasis on six Real Cost of Ownership solutions the new Cascadia sets the benchmark for fuel efficiency, safety, connectivity, quality, uptime and driver experience. The new Cascadia (equipped with AeroX and Integrated Detroit™ Powertrain (IDP) including a GHG17 DD15® engine, DT12™ with Intelligent Powertrain Management (IPM4) and 2.16 direct drive axle ratio) boasts up to an 8-percent fuel economy increase over a similarly
“It’s exciting to see trucks rolling off the assembly line and being delivered to customers. The new Cascadia delivers fuel efficiency, connectivity, safety, quality and a premium driver experience for our customers,” said Kary Schaefer, general manager, Marketing & Strategy for Daimler Trucks North America.
The new Cascadia is available with the IDP, which combines the fuel-efficient
Standard enhancements such as an upper door seal, elliptical-shaped mirrors, sloped hood, bumper with integrated air deflector and integrated antennas all minimize drag. The optional Aero and AeroX packages provide additional aerodynamic benefits to manage airflow, including a low ground clearance bumper with flexible air dam, longer side extenders, lower chassis fairings, drive wheel covers and proprietary-designed drive wheel fairings.
The new Cascadia is loaded with improvements ranging from the layout of gauges and switches in the driver compartment to features inside the sleeper area, including a new Driver Loft configuration.
Available in a variety of cab configurations, the new Cascadia is all about customizable
New splayed frame rails create more room in the engine compartment to allow technicians easy access for maintenance tasks, and most electronic control units are now stored securely in the
The optional Detroit Assurance 4.0 suite of safety systems includes Active Brake Assist that now provides full braking on stationary objects, moving pedestrian warning & partial braking, Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Departure Warning with optional video capture. This proprietary safety suite includes driver-friendly controls and is seamlessly integrated into the truck’s dashboard, engine and transmission electronics and can enhance driver safety by mitigating potential collisions.
Customers will benefit from the proprietary connectivity platform introduced by Detroit exclusively for the new Cascadia. The new platform, which will use cellular service from AT&T, will facilitate the delivery of current Detroit™ Connect features, such as Virtual Technician℠ remote diagnostic service, as well as new features designed to provide deeper insights on fuel efficiency and safety performance. The introduction of the new platform also marks the debut of Detroit Connect Remote Updates which enables over-the-air engine parameter programming and Detroit-initiated remote engine and
For more information, go to www.Freightliner.com.
Freightliner Trucks is a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 5-8 trucks and is a Daimler company, the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.