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Scania leads the way at Hannover

Unique safety solutions

Rounding off the 4-series range

New bus unveiled

For the first time ever, Scania is revealing its entire 4-series truck range. The venue is the

bus and truck show in Hannover, which is also the backdrop for the international debut of

Scania's new city bus, the OmniCity. In addition, Scania is taking the opportunity to reveal a

host of safety-enhancing features.

Scania's 4-series is set to be one of the main focal points when the Hannover show throws open its doors today. The first models, which were introduced just over a year ago, have gradually been complemented to create a comprehensive range featuring many new models and safety features. The latest addition to the family is Scania's new bonneted truck – the T-model.

One of the hottest news items to come from the Scania stand is a revolutionary new braking system which uses electronically regulated disc brakes on all wheels. Another breakthrough on the safety front is a unique package encompassing integrated seat belts – which are built into the seats themselves – allied to belt pre-tensioners and an airbag.

The OmniCity is the first of Scania's new bus generation. It is an all-new city bus built of aluminium and it is designed to offer a low floor throughout the length of the bus.

Scania's President and CEO Leif Östling:

"Our new trucks and buses have a lot in common. Despite the incredible potential for tailoring vehicles individually to suit specific needs, our products have an even more modular structure and share more components than ever before.

"Another of our strengths is that we have restructured our entire truck-manufacturing operation in Europe in the space of just one year. The previous model generation has been sold out and we are free to concentrate fully on the new product range. A corresponding changeover will take place in Latin America towards the end of 1997. It is in every respect an excellent start to a new era in our company's history."

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.

Internet: http://www.scania.com


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. Bus manufacture takes place in Sweden, Brazil, Denmark and Poland.