FAW Jiefang J7 crowned Chinese Truck of the Year 2019

Will Shiers
December 17, 2018

The FAW Jiefang J7 has been crowned Chinese Truck of the Year 2019. The jury, a spin-off of the International Truck of the Year, concluded that the J7 measures up to European standards in terms of design, safety, comfort and production processes, and sets a new benchmark for the Chinese truck market. The 6x4 tractor unit, which was developed in-house, uses a Euro-5 550hp 12.5-litre engine, matched to a 12-speed manual gearbox.

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Will Shiers

Will Shiers has held an HGV licence since the age of 21, and has been writing about commercial vehicles for the past 25 years. He started his career as technical editor on Motor Transport, before taking on the editorship of Truck & Driver. Since 2011 he has been the editor of industry leading weekly publication Commercial Motor. Will is the UK jury member of the International Truck of the Year.

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