23 September 2014, Renault Trucks T was elected International Truck of the Year 2015 by the International Truck of the Year jury made up of 25 international specialist journalists. Gianenrico Griffini, Chairman of the Jury, presented the prestigious trophy to Bruno Blin, President of Renault Trucks, at the 65th International Motor 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 on 23 September at the IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hanover. The jury, made up of 25 journalists specialised in commercial vehicles representing 25 international magazines, judged that the Renault Trucks T is the vehicle that has made the greatest contribution to road transport efficiency this year.
“The new Range T combines the best features found in Renault Trucks’ previously-successful models together with the advanced functions built-into its latest generation of heavy-duty products,” summed up Gianenrico Griffini, the International Truck of the Year (ITOY) Jury President. “The result is one of the most significant new truck launches for many years.”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, driveability, fuel economy, environmental footprint and total cost of ownership (TCO). The jury highlighted the Renault Trucks T’s qualities, making 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.
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, as it will also bring pride to those who purchase our trucks and drive them.”
He then 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 specialised, independent journalists from 25 European countries will be a powerful argument for winning over new customers.”