SAO PAULO - Scania AB has lost its leadership position in the heavy-truck segment to Mercedes-Benz after raising its prices. Scania recently increased the price of its Model R heavy-truck from $65,000 to $85,000. Mercedes' prices are typically about 30% less than Scania's, while AB Volvo's prices are approximately 20% less. For the first quarter, Mercedes-Benz sold 985 heavy-trucks, up 8% over like-2001's sales of 912 units. Volvo took second place with 894 units, down 11.9% from the ...

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