Scania R and S-series named International Truck of the Year 2017

George Barrow
September 21, 2016


Scania’s R- and S-series have been named International Truck of the Year 2017 at the IAA CV Show in Hannover.

The newly introduced Scanias are the result of a 10-year development programme costing £1.8bn.

The new cabs, which were developed from scratch in association with sister firm Porsche Engineering, have a host of drag-reducing features.

These include driver-operated adjustable air deflectors and redesigned mirrors. Scania has said the cabs, which it claims are the most aerodynamic on the market, provide a 2% fuel saving.

Will Shiers, UK jury member, said: “Although the old R-series was a great truck, it wasn’t perfect, and I never fully understood why drivers loved them so much. Well that’s changed. Now I get it.”

The runner-up in the category was the Iveco Stralis NP and XP, and the Mercedes-Benz Actros came in third. 

About the Author


George Barrow

George Barrow has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years, starting off his career in the car industry and ending up in commercial vehicles via a brief detour to cover technology, science and start-ups. Often found behind the wheel of a new product, his real interest lies in the business side of the automotive industry. George is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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