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Scania on target for record sales in 2017

Scania truck/bus deliveries up 9% compared to last year

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The investment in new technologies and new generation trucks is paying off for Swedish heavy vehicle giants Scania.

The Volkswagen owned company has just announced financial and sales figures for the first nine months of 2017 and everything looks on track for a very successful year for the brand.

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During the first nine months of 2017, total Scania vehicle deliveries increased by 9% to 63,959 units.

Sales revenues were up an even stronger 15% for Scania in the period.

While the year looks set to end on a high for Scania – the report says forward orders for the final quarter of 2017 are up around 25% on the same period last year.

Helping to drive the increased orders is the availability of the new Scania XT construction truck range (details on the new Scania XT range here).

Helping to contribute to the strong Scania performance this year has been a mammoth 48% increase in local sales.

The VFACTS data shows that until the end of October Scania sales in Australia totalled 770, up from 518 in the same period in 2016.

The extra sales have also been credited with helping Scania grow its global workforce – the report saying the truck/bus manufacturer now employs over 48,400 workers, up from over 46,100 this time last year.

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