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Scania launches a classic in the 4-series

Scania now launches yet another model in the 4-series - the classic truck with a bonnet. Styling is by Bertone of Italy, while all the underpinnings are shared with Scania's successful 4-series truck range. The bonneted truck is one of several new models from Scania to be exhibited at the transport fair in Hanover in September.

The bonneted truck - called the T-model by Scania - has been developed as an alternative to the forward-control models. Scania is alone among Europe’s truck manufacturers to produce a fully modern variant of the classic truck configuration.

The market for this model is limited in Europe but the T-model is very popular in Brazil, where it is the best-selling heavy truck, accounting for 90 percent of Scania sales. T-model sales in Latin America total around 6,000 units, giving Scania a substantial basic production volume for this model.

Like its 4-series stablemates, the new shape of this classic has been created by Bertone of Italy, one of the most prominent automotive styling houses in the world. In Scania’s new T-model, Italian design meets Swedish technology, and the result is a convincing combination of beauty and practicality.

This autumn, Scania's 4-series truck range is also extended with a new CrewCab for 4 to 8 passengers, used for example for rescue vehicles. Scania's sophisticated modular system allows the CrewCab to be integrated into series production at the assembly line in Södertälje.

Another première at the Hanover exhibition in September is a new range of six and eight-wheelers with more than one steered axle. Scania also launches its new vehicle protection system against theft and kidnapping - an increasing problem in many countries.

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For further information, please contact:

Hans Rubenstein, Scania Communications and Public Affairs

tel. +46 8 5538 1258

Per-Erik Nordström, Scania Communications and Public Affairs

tel. +46 8 5538 5577

Pictures are distributed via Pressens Bild AB, Stockholm, tel +46 8 440 7700

Internet: http://www.scania.com

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Scania is one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines. With 22,000 employees and production facilities in Europe and Latin America, Scania is one of the most profitable companies in its sector. In 1995, turnover totalled approx. SEK 34,800 million and profits after depreciation approx. SEK 4,800 million. Scania products are marketed in about 100 countries worldwide and approximately 95% of total production is sold outside Sweden.