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The Scania R Series. Drive In Swedish Comfort And Design

Aug 17, 2007
Scania trucks have been driving up and down Australian roads for many years now and they remain a popular choice for drivers and business owners to this day. Scania trucks offer distinct Swedish styling and the comfort you would expect from this established European maker.

The Scania R Series, which replaces the T Series, offers the owner driver a low cost-per-kilometre option that includes improved fuel efficiency, durability and serviceability. Fuel consumption is vitally important these days and Scania, like many other manufacturers, understands the need for greater fuel efficiency and so the newer model R Series Scanias have been designed with this uppermost in mind, becoming increasingly aerodynamic and being powered by more fuel efficient engines.

Creature comforts
Drivers will appreciate the improved ergonomics of the newer R Series Scanias. Recent models include flat floors, more comfortable seats, improved dashboard and ergonomic steering wheel. The latest models also include an under bunk fridge and freezer.

The driver's seat is adjustable five ways, has an adjustable shock absorber and knitted upholstery for extra comfort. Other options in the cabin include:
Wood grain or leather steering wheel and gear knob
Fabric door trim
Rear window curtains
Background lighting in the interior, and
Mosquito net in the roof hatch.

Other features that will make the driver's job much more comfortable include cruise control buttons on the steering wheel, UHF radio and 12 volt socket in the dashboard.

Powerplants
The Scania R Series is available new with a range of different engines. These are low emission engines ranging from the 340 horsepower (250kw) straight six engine through to the 580 horsepower (426kw) V8 engine. So, you should not have too many problems finding a one owner Scania R Series with the right engine for your particular needs.

There's also a range of transmissions available that include an:
8 speed range change direct drive gearbox
12 speed range splitter direct drive
9-speed range change direct drive gearbox with crawl gear
14-speed range splitter direct drive gearbox with 2x crawl gears, and
14-speed range splitter overdrive gearbox with 2x crawl gears.

The cabin's exterior
Features of the Scania R Series exterior cabin include:
electronically adjusted flat exterior mirrors (wide angle driver's side mirror)
tinted windscreen
rear window
passengers side window in bunk area
fog, driving and working lamps
roof rack
manual and electronically operated roof hatch.

The Scania R Series also includes technological improvements to its braking and air systems. So, ask about these when inspecting a used Scania R Series.

If you need are in need of a good one owner or used 6x4 rigid or prime mover, the Scania R Series offers European styling and on road comfort with the versatility of a variety of engines and transmissions.
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