The Renault Trucks T has been voted International Truck of the Year 2015 by the International Truck of the Year jury at the IAA Commercial Vehicle show currently on in Hannover, Germany.
The jury, made up of 25 journalists specialising in commercial vehicles representing 25 international magazines, judged the Renault Trucks T as the vehicle that has made the largest contribution to road haulage this year. In the voting process, it collected a total of 129 points, 48 points ahead of its nearest rival.
The jury awarded the title 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 made 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 receiving the award, Bruno Blin, SVP Renault Trucks Commercial commented: “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.”
Unfortunately, South Africa will not be seeing this model operating on our shores for some time but it’s nice to know that Renault is making quality waves overseas. If you want to see what the Renault Trucks model looks like in operation, click on this link: