And even more Scania news!
On the last Scania post about the ‘Lowrider’ we got a very interesting comment from Germany. The blue truck is sayd to be a P-sleepercab with low roof. But our German friend has more to tell:
In the Scania test vehicle fleet there are several vehicles with the flat roof option. The white tractor on the photo is badged to be a R 370. I took these pictures last week when several test vehicles were travelling with the ferry from Germany back to Sweden.
The white truck in your posting is in fact the first truck with the P-model cabin that we see on the road without any camouflage. So the picture below shows a P xxx Highline 6×2. There is only little difference to the G-model, but you can see from the grille and from the side panels that the cabin sits lower than the other one. Add a flat roof to this and you get the cabin that will be used for car transporter trucks.
If you look at the new Scania cabs from the rear side (unfortunately I have no pictures from this position) it becomes obvious that Scania is basically producing two different cabs (which share a lot of common parts of course), each of which is available with two different heights of the engine tunnel. Thus the S and the R cab share the same rear wall and bottom structure, as do the G and the P cab. Only the engine tunnel distinguishes the structure of the S and R cab and the G and P cab respectively.
This is different than with the previous model, where the R and the G cab were sharing the same structure (the only difference being the height of the engine tunnel) whereas the P cab had a different rear wall and bottom structure.
Add to this the fact that each of the three roofs is available with each of the four cabin heights and you get a cabin range of great variety, but with a minimum of extra parts that need to be developped for the different versions. Chapeau Scania! So far our German friend.