Fuel economy improved by 8%, Freightliner ushered in a new flagship
Recently, Freightliner, the North American truck brand of Daimler Group, demonstrated its new generation flagship Cascadia truck. Compared with 2016 products, the new car has greatly improved in terms of fuel economy, safety and overall performance. However, Freightliner said that the second-generation Cascadia was initially produced in January 2017 and mass-produced in March, but they will continue to produce the first-generation models in the next two years.
Compared with the old model, the new generation Cascadia strictly follows the principle of aerodynamics, strengthens the design in appearance, and improves fuel economy by 8% again. In order to reduce resistance, the hood of the new model is tilted downward at a certain angle, the edge of the rearview mirror is also rounded, and the bumper has an integrated air deflector function. If necessary, users can choose aerodynamics kits, including low-chassis fairings, drive wheel covers and specially designed hub fairings.
In terms of power, the new Cascadia will be equipped with a 400-horsepower Detroit DD15 or DD13 engine, as well as a Detroit DT12 automatic transmission. The gearbox uses super-finished gears and low-viscosity lubricating oil to reduce friction and improve fuel economy. In addition, it is equipped with the latest intelligent power management system, which can use the GPS positioning system to judge the terrain and road conditions ahead, reasonably arrange the power output, and maximize fuel savings.
In addition to the optimization of the appearance and the improvement of the performance of the power system, Daimler Trucks North America said that the improvements made by Cascadia in the interior are also eye-catching. The layout of the instrument panel and buttons in the cab is more reasonable, and the driver can easily complete the operation without having to stretch out his hands; the front position of the steering wheel helps to improve the accuracy of steering; the driver’s seat is more comfortable, reducing long-distance travel Fatigue. In addition, the use of 3M Thinsulate sound-absorbing materials can minimize the noise inside the cab. At the same time, the new engine mount design has a very good shock absorption effect.
For drivers who run long distances, having a comfortable sleeper is invaluable. American heavy trucks use a front-engine design, and at the same time there is no restriction on the length of the front, which leaves plenty of room for a spacious rest area. The new generation of Cascadia takes this to the extreme.