Scania changes trade name for its S-Series

Swedish truck manufacturer Scania has renamed its S-Series truck, after coming to an agreement with rival manufacturer Daimler AG, parent company of Mercedes-Benz.

From now, instead of the letter S followed by the horsepower, the new trade name will be the horsepower followed by an S, like 450 S or 730 S. The reversed naming order applies only to sleeper cabs with a flat floor and will be introduced on S-series trucks ordered from now and does not affect any other trucks. 

Alexander Vlaskamp, senior vice president, head of Scania Trucks, explained the reason behind the change. “By making this adjustment, we fulfil an agreement we have made with Daimler,” he said. “We are keen about protecting our brands and recognise why Daimler, with their long-standing S-class passenger car history, had an issue with the S-series trade name.”

Scania’s current way of naming trucks by the cab series followed by the engine power was introduced back in 2004 with the introduction of the PGR series.

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Dan Parton
Dan Parton is a former editor of Truck & Driver, the UK’s biggest selling truck magazine. He is now writes for The Van Expert and The Truck Expert.

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  1. Mercedes do not have an S730. However they do have an S500 & a Maybach S650, so this rename makes sense for those two. However, if they rename the S650 to the 650S, aren’t McLaren going to have something to say about that?

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