Scania to rename its S-series sleeper cabs

In Scania1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineDecember 4, 2019

Scania is renaming its premium trucks, the S-series. Instead of the letter S followed by the actual horsepower, the new trade name will be the horsepower followed by an S, like 450 S or 730 S. The reversed naming order applies only to the sleeper cabs with a flat floor. The change has come about after an agreement with Mercedes-Benz‘s parent company, Daimler AG.

Scania‘s current way of naming trucks by the cab series followed by the engine power was introduced back in 2004 with the introduction of the PGR series. The new type of trade name for the S-series, with the horsepower figure stated first, will be introduced on S-series trucks from now, and will not affect any other trucks.

“By making this adjustment, we fulfil an agreement we have made with Daimler, says Alexander Vlaskamp, senior vice president, head of Scania Trucks. “We are keen about protecting our brands and recognise why Daimler, with their long-standing S- class passenger car history, had an issue with the S-series trade name.”

The introduction from December of a new trade name for Scania‘s sleeper cabs with a flat floor means that a Scania 730 S would be a powerful exponent for the S-series.