Scania‘s S series elected ‘International Truck of the Year 2017‘

3 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineSeptember 26, 2016

Once again Scania has won the prestigious ‘International Truck of the Year‘ award. The jury‘s motivation for choosing Scania was the emphasis on the new truck generation‘s driver comfort, safety aspects and its positive impact on haulers‘ overall economy, among other factors.

“The award is the leading recognition in the industry that all our engineers and in practice the entire Scania organisation have done an excellent job,” said Henrik Henriksson, Scania‘s president and CEO. “Our goal is to always meet our customers‘ expectations and needs and the jury‘s motivation is a clear confirmation that we have also followed the right approach with the new truck generation.”

The jury, which is composed of 25 leading European trade press journalists and chaired by the Italian automotive journalist Gianenrico Griffini, said that with its new range, Scania had delivered a truck that represented a real state-of-the- art offering in the heavy duty segment, capable of satisfying not only today‘s but also tomorrow‘s transport needs.

The jury also highlighted Scania‘s tailored service offering, which is based on the fact that more than 200,000 connected Scania vehicles are on the roads.

The award was for the S series – the new sleeper cab with a flat floor that is mainly intended for long-haulage trucks – that Scania had just introduced within the framework of its new truck generation.

Besides offering exceptional comfort and unrivalled space, the S cabs can also be fitted out with dual side curtain airbags, a safety feature that Scania is the first in the truck world to offer.

“The new truck generation which will be honoured was developed by our 3,500 engineers in Södertälje together with other Scania employees and in close dialogue with our customers,” said Henriksson. “The award shows that Sweden is still a leading industrial nation and that we can compete in the world markets.”

Scania‘s investment in the model range is the largest ever in the company‘s 125-year history. In total, SEK 20 billion (about NZ$3.2b) has been invested in the development of new products and services, including in the adjustment of production.