Freightliner Trucks has announced that it has begun production on the new 2018 Cascadia. The new Cascadia (equipped with AeroX and Integrated Detroit Powertrain (IDP) includes a GHG17 Detroit DD15 engine, DT12 with Intelligent Powertrain Management (IPM4) and 2.16 direct drive axle ratio) boasts up to an 8% fuel economy increase over a similarly spec’d 2016 Cascadia Evolution, according to the company. Freightliner debuted the new Cascadia in September 2016 and production of the 126-in. BBC Day Cab and 72-in. raised roof sleeper cab models has begun.
“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 of marketing and strategy for Daimler Trucks North America.