Scania announces big cab option on R and S-series

Scania has announced it will introduce a bigger cab on R-series and S-series trucks

Scania announces big cab option on R and S-series
Snapshot! Scania’s extended cab adds 270 mm to the current R-series and S-series models.

In a move designed to significantly enhance the space and comfort of its premium R-series and S-series models, Scania Trucks in Sweden has announced plans to introduce a cab 270 mm longer than its biggest current cab.  

First deliveries to European customers will be in the third quarter this year.

According to a brief Scania statement, the decision to develop the longer cab follows ‘persistent demand’ from customers in several markets. It’s not known if some of that demand has come from Australia where roomy sleepers are, of course, highly regarded by long-haul drivers.

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Nonetheless, Scania says its extended cab ‘offers premium driver comfort for high-end, long distance trucks.’

The bigger cab is being produced by Scania’s ‘Laxa Special Vehicles’ subsidiary, with the company stating, ‘the extra space is created by adding existing cab components, which is possible thanks to Scania’s renowned modular system.’

Scania Australia is yet to confirm if or when the bigger cab will be added to its model line-up here but given the brand’s somewhat limited sleeper quarters compared to some competitor offerings, there’s every likelihood the extended cab will be seriously considered for the Australian market.

Currently, the only ‘stretched’ continental cab on the Australian market is Volvo’s XXL which adds 250 mm to the length of an FH cab.

Obviously enough, Scania Australia probably wouldn’t be averse to going 20 mm better than its compatriot competitor.

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