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27 November, 2013

Volvo FH Wins International Truck of the Year Award


Volvo Trucks’ new Volvo FH range was announced as the International Truck of the Year 2014 in Moscow, just more than a year after its global launch. The award was decided by some of Europe’s leading commercial vehicle journalists, representing 25 publications.

This announcement comes mere months ahead of the Volvo FH range’s South African in October, which includes the introduction of the company’s new FM and FMX ranges.

Upon announcing the winner, International Truck of the Year chairman, Gianenrico Griffini, said that, “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 industry.”

Upon receiving the award, Volvo Trucks’ president, Claes Nillson, said the company is truly honoured and happy. “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,” said Nillson.

According to Mark Erasmus, managing director of Volvo Trucks Southern Africa, local customers will soon discover that the new Volvo FH was built with the driver in mind and with a specific focus on improving a transport company’s profitability.

“The new FH range boasts important innovations where it counts; fuel economy, ergonomics, handling, active and passive safety and a host of other time-saving features,” said Erasmus. “The Volvo Trucks SA team is very excited to introduce our regional customers to the new FH range, along with the FM and FMX models, come
October.”

For more information, contact:
Valentia Hobbs
General Manager: Marketing and Communications
Volvo Trucks: Region Southern Africa
Tel: +27 11 842 5025
E-mail: valentia.hobbs@volvo.com
Website: www.volvotrucks.co.za

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