Two eagerly anticipated new Scania models have been revealed, heralding a generation of more efficient and spacious trucks from the manufacturer. New R and S models were unveiled in Paris, with the S truck said to be up to 5% more efficient than the manufacturer’s most recently launched product, the Streamline in 2013.
The trucks have been designed to provide enhanced aerodynamic performance, and following years of testing Scania believes they will be the most aerodynamic trucks on the market. There are new engines, with greater efficiency, and a redesigned cab, providing more space for the driver.
A range of new drag-reduction features appear in the S-series, now the largest truck in the range, with three adjustable air deflectors to improve the alignment between the cab and the trailer roof, as well as new smaller gaps between the lights and other external components.
The windscreen has been mounted flush to the cab and there are integrated auxiliary lights and end-marker lamps placed above the windscreen. The rear-view mirrors have also been redesigned to optimise airflow and create less drag. The R-series adopts the same principles on its slightly smaller frame.
The full engine line-up will see power outputs from 410hp to 730hp, with the redeveloped powertrains getting new fuel injectors, revised combustion chambers and a reconfigured cooling system, all of which have been tested over more than 10 million km during the development process.
Three models will be SCR-only (410hp, 450hp and 500hp) with the new 13-litre 500hp unit a new engine. The 15.6-litre V8s will continue with the same power ouputs found in the current R-series with 520hp, 580hp and 730hp, all using a combination of EGR and SCR.
The additional space means the interior has been totally overhauled, with more room for the driver thanks to a new seating position, as well as more storage and greater visibility.
Scania said the trucks had been under development for 10 years, at a cost of more than SEK20bn (£1.8bn) and promised that its customers will be able to “carry out their work in the most sustainable and profitable way, regardless of industry and area of application”.
Scania will continue to sell its current range of P-, G- and R-series trucks while production of the new models ramps up and the new designs and technology are transferred and launched in the other models.