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IN TRUCK terms, the stand­out at­trac­tion on the Sca­nia stand was the first Aus­tralian pre­view of the Swedish brand’s ‘New Truck Gen­er­a­tion’, re­cently crowned Europe’s ‘In­ter­na­tional Truck of the Year’.

Known as the S 500 model, the right-hand drive Pom­mie spec 6x2 was shipped from the UK to Aus­tralia specif­i­cally for the Bris­bane Truck Show and, ac­cord­ing to Sca­nia, was headed straight back to the UK af­ter the show.

Also head­ing back to the UK, how­ever, is Sca­nia Aus­tralia man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Roger McCarthy. Af­ter an eight-year stint guid­ing Sca­nia to its best per­for­mances in the brand’s his­tory here, it will be im­per­a­tive for his (Swedish) suc­ces­sor to main­tain the con­sid­er­able mo­men­tum pro­duced by McCarthy’s ex­ten­sive ex­pe­ri­ence and com­mer­cial ini­tia­tives.

As for the new truck, even McCarthy con­cedes its Aus­tralian in­tro­duc­tion is “still some con­sid­er­able way off” but, of all the at­tributes that sep­a­rate it from Sca­nia’s cur­rent range, there are pos­si­bly none more pos­i­tive than the driver’s lay­out.

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