New Scania R-series improves total operating economy

Today, 17 September, Scania unveils the new R-series. The new trucks will strengthen Scania’s leading position in the vital long-haulage segment.

“Our customers can now invest in improved total operating economy. The new R-series truck combined with Scania Driver Support will lower their fuel consumption even further. Since driver appeal is a strong Scania characteristic, the new cab environment has been extensively modified. This also helps attract the best drivers, which is another key factor in obtaining good fuel economy and low operational costs,” says Martin Lundstedt, Executive Vice President and Head of Franchise and Factory Sales. Scania Driver Support is a new system that gives professional drivers real-time feedback and tips on ways to refine their driving style. Among the news is also a new version of the gearchanging system Scania Opticruise. The system is now available fully automated, i.e. without a clutch pedal. Several new functions are integrated to further facilitate driving. The launch of the new R-series is one element of Scania’s efforts to achieve sales of 150,000 vehicles per year by the peak of the next economic expansion. For further information and images: • Visit the media site • Contact: Per-Erik Nordström, Product Affairs, tel. +46 8 553 855 77, e-mail

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Scania is a world-leading provider of transport solutions. Together with our partners and customers we are driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system. In 2017, we delivered 82,500 trucks, 8,300 buses as well as 8,500 industrial and marine engines to our customers. Net sales totalled nearly SEK 120 billion, of which about 20 percent were services-related. Founded in 1891, Scania now operates in more than 100 countries and employs some 49,300 people. Research and development are concentrated in Sweden, with branches in Brazil and India. Production takes place in Europe, Latin America and Asia, with regional production centres in Africa, Asia and Eurasia. Scania is part of TRATON SE. For more information visit:


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