Renault’s Range T truck has been voted International Truck of the Year 2015 by the International Truck of the Year jury.
Gianenrico Griffini, the jury’s President, presented the prestigious trophy to Bruno Blin, the President of Renault Trucks, during the 65th edition of the IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hanover.
Having collected a total of 129 points, 48 points ahead of its nearest rival, the Renault Trucks T carried off the prestigious International Truck of the Year 2015 award. The jury, made up of 25 journalists specialising in commercial vehicles representing 25 international magazines, judged that the Renault Trucks T is the vehicle that has made the largest contribution to road haulage this year.
The International Truck of the Year jury awarded the title to the Renault Trucks T on the basis of several criteria: technological innovations, comfort, safety, on-road performance, fuel savings, the vehicle’s environmental footprint and total cost of ownership (TCO). The jury highlighted the Renault Trucks T’s qualities, making a particular mention of its state-of-the art aerodynamic solutions as well as the comfort provided for drivers both when at the wheel and when resting.
“The Renault Trucks T combines the qualities of the brand’s previous flagship models with the latest technological innovations in the world of commercial vehicles,” summed up
Gianenrico Griffini, the Truck of the Year (ITOY) Jury President. “This has resulted in one of the most significant launches in the last few years.”
When presented with the award, Bruno Blin, the President of Renault Trucks stated, “I am delighted to accept this award on behalf of Renault Trucks and would like to share it with all those working in our company and network throughout the world. This award makes us proud, it will also bring pride to those who purchase our trucks and drive them.”
He added, “One year ago, Renault Trucks entered a whole new era with the launch of an entirely new range. This award is the best possible way of highlighting the new Renault Trucks identity. I am certain that recognition of the Renault Trucks T’s qualities by specialist, independent journalists from 25 countries will be a powerful argument for winning over new customers.”
Will Shiers, editor of Commercial Motor and International Truck of the Year jury member for the UK added his thoughts. “The range T really is an excellent truck. It not only looks great, it’s fantastic on the road too. So much thought has gone into the cab design, and it’s one of the most driver-friendly trucks I’ve experienced. The range T is undoubtedly one of the significant new trucks launches of the decade.