In 2010, and for the second year in a row, the Volvo FH-440 6×2 has been the ‘most sold’ heavy truck in Brazil.
The achievement also resulted in Volvo do Brasil being presented with the Lotus award, which is given to the best-selling vehicles in the country.
“The market recognises the high quality of our trucks”, says Roger Alm, President of Volvo do Brasil. “The customers value the low fuel consumption, high performance and high level of availability, which are the main attributes of the FH-440 6×2.”
The information about the best-selling heavy truck is based on statistics from Anfavea (National Association of Manufacturers of Automotive Vehicles), which monitors the total Brazil vehicle market.
All in all, Volvo Trucks sold 6,526 units of the FH-440 6×2 in 2011, which was an increase by 66 percent in comparison to the year before.
1. The Lotus award is the longest standing award in the area of commercial transportation in Brazil
2. The award is promoted by the Brazilian magazine Frota & Cia and has been distributed annually for the last 18 years.
3. The prize is awarded to vehicles according to 24 different vehicle criteria.