Mercedes-Benz new Actros crowned International Truck of the Year 2020
Mercedes-Benz’s new Actros was crowned International Truck of the Year 2020 (IToY) at the Solutrans Show in Lyon last week. With a winning score of 121 votes, the German flagship fought off a strong challenge from the IVECO S-Way and Volvo Trucks’ FH I-Save.
The jury, which consists of 24 CV editors and journalists, representing 24 trucking magazines from throughout Europe, was impressed with the newcomer’s numerous technological advances. They praised the MirrorCam system, which replaces the exterior rear-view mirrors, aiding manoeuvrability and improving fuel consumption. The journalists were also impressed with the Active Drive Assist system, which, in certain operational conditions, brakes, accelerates and steers the truck. The Multimedia Cockpit and Predictive Powertrain Control (which works on country roads and contributes to an improved fuel economy of up to 5%), also ticked the right boxes for the jury.
IToY chairman Gianenrico Griffini said: “With the introduction of the new Actros, Mercedes-Benz has delivered a state-of the-art heavy-duty truck, which paves the way towards autonomous driving vehicles of the future.”
UK jury member and CM editor Will Shiers said: “The new Actros is packed full of innovation, much of which is bound to appear in other trucks in the coming years. Mercedes has raised the bar.”
The award was presented to professor Uwe Baake, head of product engineering at Mercedes-Benz Trucks, at Solutrans.
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