A year, almost to the day, after its spectacular launch, the new Volvo FH was voted ‘International Truck of the Year 2014’ by European commercial vehicle journalists.
The ‘International Truck of the Year’ award was received by Volvo Trucks’ President Claes Nilsson at a ceremony at the Comtrans exhibition in Moscow yesterday evening.
Summing up the jury vote, International Truck of the Year Chairman Gianenrico Griffini commented: “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.”
State-of-the-art premium truck
This is the third time that the Volvo FH has won the ‘International Truck of the Year’ award, as it also won in 1994 and 2000.
“We are honoured and happy,” says Claes Nilsson, President of Volvo Trucks. “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 all-new Volvo FH is a truck built with the driver in mind and the focus on improving the haulage firm’s profitability. It boasts important innovations in all crucial areas: fuel economy, ergonomics, handling, active and passive safety, and time-saving features.
Volvo Trucks’ new truck range on public display for the first time
Meanwhile, Volvo Trucks has launched five new truck models since September 2012 – and the whole new range goes on public display for the first time this week at the Comtrans Exhibition in Moscow (10th–14th September).
“The trucks in our stand are the result of one of the most intensive and exciting periods in the history of Volvo Trucks. With the most modern and innovative Volvo line-up ever, we now have an outstanding ability to help customers in all segments to improve productivity and profitability,” says Claes Nilsson, President of Volvo Trucks.
The new truck range boosts Volvo Truck’s offer in all major segments:
• Volvo FH – the long-haul champion
• Volvo FM – the flexible all-round player
• Volvo FMX – probably the best construction truck in the world
• Volvo FE and Volvo FL – easy-to-own, easy-to-drive choices for smooth regional and city distribution