Iveco’s New Eurocargo has been named ‘International Truck of the Year 2016’, judged by a panel of leading road testers from 25 countries across Europe.
The Iveco medium segment truck fought off strong competition to win the award, which is presented annually to the vehicle introduced into the market in the previous 12 months which has made the greatest contribution to road transport efficiency based on criteria which include technical innovation, comfort, safety, driveability, fuel economy, total cost of ownership and environmental footprint.[premium_content level=2]
This award comes on the back of the ‘International Truck of the Year 2013’ title won by the Stralis, ‘International Van of the Year 2015’ by New Daily and ‘International Coach of the Year 2016’ by the Magelys. It is an important recognition of Iveco’s strong focus on technology for sustainability and reduced total cost of ownership.
Gianenrico Griffini, International Truck of the Year Chairman, summed up the jury vote: “Iveco has delivered a new medium duty truck that, once again, raises the bar in a highly-competitive segment in which Eurocargo has set the market benchmark in the last 25 years.”
The vote was announced at Solutrans, the biennial road transport trade show in Lyon, France. Pierre Lahutte, Iveco Brand President, received the award from Griffini during the show’s gala dinner, and commented: “We are very proud of this recognition for New Eurocargo – a vehicle we’ve labelled ‘the truck that the city likes’, because it is respectful of people and the environment.”