Freightliner Trucks announced that its 2014 Cascadia Evolution has surpassed more than 15,000 orders since the model’s start of production in March 2013.
Powered by the newly designed Detroit DD15 engine, the Cascadia Evolution features aerodynamic and efficiency improvements that deliver up to an additional 7% improvement in fuel economy over an EPA 2010-compliant Cascadia, and up to 5% improvement in fuel efficiency over the 2013 Cascadia with first-generation aerodynamic enhancements.
The Cascadia Evolution incorporates several frontal area updates designed to improve airflow and aerodynamics including a new air dam, bumper closure, and a hood-to-bumper fill. It also includes an improved windshield seal, elliptical-shaped aerodynamic mirrors, and an integrated antenna. New wheel covers on the rear tandem axles, chassis side fairings, and 20-inch side extenders further contribute to the truck’s efficiency.
Cooling enhancements include a 1,400 square-inch radiator, which features a revised baffling system and new radiator mounting design that contribute to improved cooling capacity and increased durability.
The Detroit Virtual Technician system—standard on the Cascadia Evolution—helps reduce downtime and decreases maintenance costs by providing real-time engine diagnostics. It also minimizes time in the shop by almost eliminating the diagnostic time since it is completed when the truck arrives at the Detroit customer support center. ♦