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.