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Cascadia. Drive the future.

The all-new Freightliner Cascadia is one of the most advanced trucks in the world. Cascadia has been engineered from the ground up to deliver class-leading fuel efficiency, safety, comfort, and connectivity. With more than one million hours of research and development and over a million kilometres of real-world testing, Cascadia is the result of a sustained, concentrated investment in the future of trucking.

Renowned for its low cost of ownership, Cascadia is the best-selling heavy-duty truck in the United States – now Kiwi operators can enjoy the same benefits to their bottom lines.

Keith Andrews offers two Cascadia trucks for sale in New Zealand – the 505hp 6x2 Cascadia 116 and 600hp 6x4 Cascadia 126.


American muscle. Euro 6 efficiency.

Detroit DD16

At the heart of the Cascadia 126, the Detroit DD16 engine is the biggest, toughest, most powerful engine Detroit has ever produced. With a wide, flat torque curve, and delivering up to 600hp and 2,780Nm, it handles the hardest jobs you can throw at it, with exceptional efficiency and reassuring reliability. 

Advantages at a glance:

  • 15.6L displacement.
  • Turbo compounding to recover exhaust heat and transform lost potential into bonus power.
  • Wide, flat torque curve. Next-generation Amplified Common Rail System (ACRS™) for optimum combustion control.
  • Integrated Jacobs brake with three levels of engine braking for enhanced downhill control, shorter stopping distances, and reduced wear on service brakes, tyres and other components.

Proven power. Next-generation efficiency.

Detroit DD13. This proven performer relies on smart design to make the most of every litre – fitted to Cascadia 116.

Advantages at a glance:

  • Euro 6.
  • 12.8L displacement.
  • Cooling system with shorter fan-on times for increased fuel efficiency
  • Robust rear gear train.
  • A three-stage integrated Jacobs engine brake for quieter engine braking and superior braking power.
  • Asymmetric turbocharger for improved performance.
  • Amplified Common Rail System (ACRS™) for optimal combustion control.
  • Optional PTO.

Transmission statement.

Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission

With millions of kilometres under its belt, the DT12 automated manual transmission is proven around the world, electronically selecting the best shift patterns to provide optimal power and fuel efficiency for your Freightliner.

The latest generation DT12 features optimised gearing for higher torque, better low-speed manoeuvrability, and improved down-speeding capability, a new oil pump and sump for better oil flow, and reduced parasitic loss, and an optional side PTO.

Advantages at a glance.

  • Skip Shift automatically skips gears to reach cruising speed sooner.
  • Creep Mode simulates a torque converter to improve low-speed manoeuvrability.
  • Lightweight design benefits payload.
  • Eco and Power settings.

Setting safety standards

There’s nothing more important than making sure those behind the wheel stay safe – it’s why Freightliner designed Cascadia to be one of the safest vehicles on the road. Heightened safety also helps reduce downtime for accident repairs. Protecting drivers and operators’ bottom lines is what Cascadia is all about.

Advanced safety features as standard:

  • Detroit Assurance 5.0 collision mitigation.
  • Meritor air disc brakes.
  • Active Brake Assist 5.0.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control.
  • Tailgate Warning.

Optional safety features:

  • Active Lane Assist.
  • Lane Departure Protection.
  • Lane Keep Assist.
  • Side Guard Assist.

Maximum comfort for maximum productivity.

Choose the right cab for the job – with safety and comfort taken care of every time.

Day cab. Cascadia day cabs combine safety and functionality for peace of mind. Gauges are integrated with the instrument cluster and operated from simple controls on the steering wheel. Large, comfortable seats, a powerful air conditioning system with six dash-mounted vents and adjustable-tilt telescoping steering increase cab comfort.

Sleeper Cab. Cascadia is available with a range of mid-roof and raised-roof sleeper options. An optional driver lounge space features dual-seat dining/working areas with table and large, fold-down bed. There is ample storage space for convenient stowage, ambient lighting and increased power outlets for added convenience.