With the introduction of the new CR23 cab variant, Scania is confident that it has raised the bar for premium trucks even higher.
The addition of 27cm to the initial length of 200cm (which is measured from the pedals to the rear wall) represents an increase of more than 13 per cent, something that makes an appreciable difference once inside, said Benjamin Nye, director of sales for Scania Trucks in Australia.
“We have blended some of the capabilities from our four-door Scania CrewCab into our R-series premium cab, adding generous space that brings extra comfort,” said Nye.
Scania’s decision to offer extended cabs built in small volumes was based on a persistent demand from several markets, notably Australia.
The added cab length will answer persistent driver calls for an even more spacious interior, especially from those who spend many nights away from home on long interstate drives.
The extra space is created by adding existing cab components, which is possible thanks to Scania’s renowned modular system.
The Scania expandable bed that can be pulled out to 100cm wide, now no longer needs to be retracted to move the seats back into a driving position, allowing the bed to remain made up, all day.
“The most obvious benefit is of course for long-distance drivers, they are always on the lookout for comfortable premium solutions,” said Nye.
“Since we announced the creation of the CR23 to the Australian market in 2021 we have received many serious enquiries from existing customers, such that we are undoubtedly the biggest global market for this variant.
Nye said the factory has been working flat-out to meet demand, and the first examples have already arrived and been delivered.
“Despite the extra length of the body and extra metal, the recent weight reduction programmes within the V8 engine and all new alloy transmission ranges, which means that we continue to comply with Australia’s front axle weight limits.”