Bigger cabs in the premium segment are set to put driver comfort on a new level, thanks to Scania.

The Swedish manufacturer has announced plans to offer its R and S series cabs with an extra 270mm length.

Therefore, the bigger cabs will provide a better environment for long-distance drivers.

The news comes amid big developments in the premium segment.

For example, Mercedes-Benz has announced the Actros L, giving it a new flagship model.

In addition, DAF took the wraps off its own contended in the sector, the XG+ recently.

However, Scania is hoping that its innovation goes beyond what other OEMs are offering. 

That’s certainly the message from Stefan Dorski, head of Scania Trucks.

“With the introduction of CR23 and CS23, Scania raises the bar for premium trucks even higher”, he said.

“We will blend some of the capabilities from our Scania CrewCab into our premium cabs in the R and S series. 

As a result, Dorski believes “generous space” will be added “that brings extra comfort”.

Scania’s decision to offer prolonged cabs comes from demand from several markets.

Specifically, many have asked about cabs with added longitudinal space. 

The premium S-series currently has a flat floor and is already considered spacious.

However, with the added length, Scania believes it will become a “dream cab” for long-distance drivers.

The addition of 27cm to the initial length of 200cm represents an increase of more than 13%,

Meanwhile, even though Dorski states long-distance drivers will benefit most, there are other opportunities for the cabs.

“Other users can be found in applications such as driving schools, defence trucks and recovery trucks,” he reasoned. 

“The latter will be able to transport passengers from broken vehicles.”

First deliveries of the new cabs are expected to be made to customers in Q3 of this year.