Making its debut in 2017 is the newly released Scania G-series. As the latest addition to the company’s Next Generation truck range, the G-series compliments the recently launched R- and S-series models. G-series cabs are available with low, normal and high roof, initially in sleeper format, and will make a valuable addition to customers seeking a lower boarding point to provide a highly versatile solution for a range of task and applications, including urban, inter-urban and multi-drop distribution operations.
The G-series cab
While sharing many of the innovative features of R- and S-series vehicles, the new G-cab features a lower seating position. Equally at home in all driving environments, the positive benefits of the forward-positioned driver’s seat combined with a lower cab height offer excellent visibility whilst maintaining a large sleeper cab to maximise both storage and sleeping comfort.
The G-series cab has three entry steps and the driver’s station follows Scania’s modular concept utilising the familiar wing style dash board sloping away to maximise forward visibility, whilst switches and infotainment systems are logically and intuitively positioned to ensure ease of operation. The internal measurements of the normal ceiling have been increased by 10 centimetres, while in the Highline configuration internal headroom is now 16 centimetres higher than its previous G-series equivalent.
Just like the larger sleeper cabs, Next Generation G-series sleeper cabs can be selected in several different configurations and equipped with a wide variety of options and accessories relating to factors such as comfort, storage and safety. The storage options have been significantly improved, due primarily to the new ceiling heights that allow for storage in both the front and back edges of the cab, even at the regular roof height. The configuration also has space for a comfortable bed with the potential for storage and a refrigerator underneath in several different combinations.
Scania has also developed a special tablet holder that can be mounted on the instrument panel. The holder can be rotated and is extremely stable under all conditions. There are ample power supply and charging facilities, with the G-cab providing up to two 12/24 volt and four USB outlets strategically positioned in the cab, depending on the option package chosen:
A manually-controlled climate system is available alongside the already launched automatic options, and the instrument panel can be complemented with an extension out to the left for those who need additional switches and buttons, such as those for controlling functions relating to the truck’s bodywork.
Safe and comfortable
One valuable innovation with a major impact on drivers’ working environments is that Scania cabs can now be equipped with the Scania Night Lock, a robust, mechanically-operated bar that makes it difficult for an intruder to open the cab without detection when the driver is resting.
The interiors of the new cabs are appointed with a rich assortment of small and large details that all have the goal of making life easier for those working and living in the cab. One example is the sunroof, which is larger than previously and can be operated either manually or electronically. Storage in the door pockets can now, as in the R- and S-series, accommodate a typical 1.5-litre bottle and G-series cabs also feature a rubbish bin with its own lid and a storage bar on the back wall.