Hubertus Troska, Head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, received the award at the Mercedes-Benz Symposium in Kortijk, Belgium. He said: “We are proud that the International Truck Of The Year jury has confirmed our efforts with this honour. Because over 10 years of dedicated effort and a lot of passion, heart and soul on the part of the entire team went into the making of the New Actros. The Actros is set to be our most important truck for the coming years, and this was a great motivation for us at Mercedes-Benz to create a milestone in this sector.”
Mercedes-Benz has had a highly successful history since the International Truck of the Year awards started in 1977, winning seven accolades throughout the years: 2011 Atego Hybrid, 2009 current Actros, 2004 Actros MP2, 1999 Atego, 1997 launch Actros, 1990 SK and 1985 LN2. Now with an eighth win, Mercedes-Benz is the most successful brand in the awards’ history.
The New Mercedes-Benz Actros has been developed around four key areas: Comfort, which has been maximised to include the best possible ergonomics designed for working and living; Driving dynamics, with optimised powertrain design, driver comfort and reliable safety and assistant systems; Economy, with the New Actros setting the industry benchmark for fuel and CO2 levels; and Extended product range to ensure a solution for every application.