Freightliner’s top-selling truck has been redesigned and introduced as the 2018 Cascadia.
The new truck was released this week. Thus far, 12 carriers that have spent over $9B US on 60,000 Freightliner Cascadias were the first to receive the new model Cascadia. A coast-to-coast trip from Detroit to Portland yielded an 8% fuel economy advantage with the new truck. This number exceeded the company’s expectations.
What makes this vehicle different in the redesign is the lowered engine; this offers better access to underhood components. The interior has also been redesigned with LED lighting (standard in the Cascadia) and dimmer switches to adjust bunk lighting.
The Cascadia also features a comfortable workspace and dining area with a fold away for a Murphy bed.
To curate an effective redesign, technicians were sought out for advice.
The new Cascadia will enter the market next year and will cost approximately US$15,000 more than today’s model. However, let’s not forget about the 8% fuel economy improvement, which will add fuel cost savings in the long-term.