Volvo FH scoops ‘International Truck of the Year’
By Kyle Lindsay
Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 08:00
BAGGED: Claes Nilsson picks up award
Leading commercial vehicle journalists are hailing the Volvo FH after voting it the ‘International Truck of the Year 2014’ at the COMTRANS exhibition in Moscow.
The prestigious award was received by Claes Nilsson, President of Volvo Trucks, who was delighted with the vehicle’s third ‘Truck of the Year’ win.
Volvo had previously bagged the award for the FH in 1994 and 2000.
“We are honoured and happy,” said Mr Nilsson.
“When we introduced the new FH in September 2012, we claimed that it was pushing the envelope of what a premium truck could offer.
“The ‘International Truck of the Year’ award confirms that the Volvo FH lives up to this promise.”
The Volvo FH is a truck ‘built with the driver in mind’, with focus on improving business profitability.
It boasts innovations in areas including fuel economy, ergonomics, handling, active and passive safety, and time-saving features.
Available with a range of 13litre and 16litre Euro6 engines, the new FH was launched in September 2012.
Gianenrico Griffini, Chairman of the International Truck of the Year jury, said: “Volvo Trucks has delivered a completely new heavy-duty truck, which, with its innovative cab, hi-tech driveline components and advanced maintenance solutions, sets a new benchmark in the automotive industry.”