The new generation Scania trucks are an immediate success. Following the announcement of the Scania S-series as the Truck of the Year, Scania swept away the competition in all of the prestigious comparative and single trade media tests it entered. The new generation trucks are praised in nearly all aspects – for their powertrain, performance, comfort, braking capacity, visibility and steering. Fuel economy performance was also confirmed in France Routes’ test, the leading trade magazine in the country. It subjected the new Scania R 500 to rigorous tests along a 419-kilometre route in south-eastern France. Over the five hours of testing, the new generation Scania R 500 recorded the lowest-ever average fuel consumption of 28.4 litres/100 km.