This series from Scania is the most versatile in the lineup because it can be configured for traversing paved roads or even dirt to some extent. The nameplate made its first debut in 2004 featuring a cab that is well balanced and ideal for in or out of urban regions. It can also be used in demanding construction applications or similar situations.
The P-series has a few body options for buyers to choose from. For applications that require a compact cab, the P-Short Cab has the lowest roof in the selection. Also available are the P-Cab Low, which is still a rather low profile cab for the series. The tallest in the lineup is the P-Day Cab Normal, which can fit resting equipment in the cabin.
The naming convention for the variants includes the series letter followed by the rated engine horsepower, which means the base model is called the P 220, while the top of the line offering is the P 450. Powering the P-series is a selection of engines that have 3 displacement options, 2 emissions standards, and multiple power and torque configurations. With the 7-liter diesel engine, the P-series’ power is between 220 hp and 280 hp, while torque figures range between 1,000 Nm to 1,200 Nm. Going for the 9-liter gets you a higher base power figure of 280 hp, while the highest power figure achievable by this engine option is 360 hp. The torque figures, meanwhile range between 1,400 Nm and 1,700 Nm. The top of the line engine option is a massive 13-liter unit that produces 380 hp to 450 hp, while its torque figures range from 1,975 Nm all the way to 2,350 Nm of torque. All of these engines can be mated to either an 8- or 8+1-speed Range Change gearbox or a 12- or 12+2-speed Range-Splitter unit, and it comes as either a 6-wheeler or 10-wheeler.