Freightliner to farewell Argosy in Australia in 2020

Freightliner Cascadia to replace Argosy in two years

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It’s the final countdown now to the arrival in Australia of the highly-anticipated Freightliner Cascadia.

But the all-new truck will come at the expense of a popular offering in Australia over the years – the Argosy.

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Daimler Trucks this morning confirmed the Argosy model will be dropped in 2020, around the same time as the new bonneted Cascadia (seen below) lands.

“For nearly two decades, the Argosy has been a fantastic model for Freightliner,” – Freightliner Australia Pacific Director, Stephen Downes.

The Argosy has been available in Australia since 1999.

“It is fitting that we will say goodbye to the venerable Argosy in the same year that we welcome the cutting-edge Cascadia, which will signal the beginning of an exciting new era for Freightliner in Australia.”

Between now and 2020 though Daimler will continue to make improvements to the outgoing Argosy.

One soon to arrive new addition is a new ‘down-speeding’ Eaton UltraShift option for operators choosing the Detroit DD15 engine.

Daimler say it will deliver a significant fuel economy improvement.

While the new kid (soon) on the block is currently being engineered and tested for right-hand drive markets and we will keep you updated with further news on the new offering as details come to hand.

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