2005: New R-series receives Truck of the Year

2005: New R-series receives Truck of the Year

The shift from 4-series to R-series involved some major technical advances underneath the revised exterior. The main development was a CAN-bus based electrical system that opened up for innumerable new features, including easier troubleshooting and programming of auxiliary functions. The new dashboard became an industry benchmark, and the new electrics made the grade with flying colours. The launch included the first Euro 4 engines in the market and the R-series was followed by the P- and T-series in customary Scania modular fashion.