Scania focuses on driver comfort with new cabs

In News, Scania1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJuly 2, 2021

Scania has introduced longer premium cabs for increased comfort in R and S series trucks, expected off the line in the second half of 2021.

Stefan Dorski, senior vice president, head of Scania Trucks in Sweden, said capabilities from the Scania CrewCab will be blended into the firm’s premium cabs in the R and S series.

“By doing that we add generous space that brings extra comfort and opens up for a multitude of creative solutions,” he said.

The R and S series cabs can be specified with 270mm extra length.

Scania’s decision to offer longer cabs built in small series is based on a persistent demand from several markets about cabs with added longitudinal space. The premium S-series is sporting a flat floor. With the added length, Scania says it will “become something of a dream cab” for long-distance drivers.

The first deliveries to customers are scheduled to take place in Q3 2021.

“Scania’s plan is to have these cabs certified with a WVTA* in Q4 this year,” Dorski said.

“Some countries will initially have these vehicles certified separately on their respective markets.’’

Scania New Zealand will advise when they are available at a later date.