Commercial Vehicles Bestsellers
If we talk about heavy trucks, then the following models are among the leaders here: DAF XF 105, MAN TGS and MAN TGS-WW, Scania Griffin, Volvo FH, Mercedes-Benz Actros, Iveco Stralis, Renault Premium Route with a high cab, as well as a restyled onboard tractor KAMAZ-65117. Each of these models deserves a separate story, but in one article we will limit ourselves to only the most important characteristics of each car that influenced the popularity of the model among carriers. The DAF XF 105 model is an unconditional increase in sales in the DAF lineup. This model differs in convenience for the driver, reliability, and besides consumes little fuel. All DAF mainline equipment continues to be produced exclusively in Europe, at a plant in Eindhoven (Netherlands). The production of bridges and cabins is found in Westerlo (Belgium). In addition, the XF105 is found in the UK at Leyland Trucks (a division of PACCAR), where the LF series (light and medium duty trucks) and CF XF105 are not found. "When equipped with a Super Space Cab, the DAF XF 105 is the most spacious vehicle in its class. The Dutch driver's magazine Truckstar named the DAF XF105 "Truckstar's Car of the Year 2012". overall cabins"
It should be noted that in 2013 the new flagship DAF Euro 6 XF will enter the market with a new chassis, Euro 6 PACCAR MX engine with economical fuel consumption. This tractor will have an aerodynamic appearance and a modern spacious interior. Presented already in 2012 at the exhibition in Hannover, this model will undoubtedly take a leading position in the future and, quite possibly, will displace the positions of today's DAF sales leader.
Another model most popular with carriers is the Griffin in the Scania lineup. This model was first introduced to the market in 2001, since then the total number of cars sold has already exceeded 10,000 units.
The success of the special series was continued by an improved model with a high cab and a more powerful Scania Griffin Space engine, introduced on the Russian market in September 2006. Today, Scania offers a whole range of such machines, with different cab heights and other options depending on the needs of the client and the nature of the transport. Not so long ago, the range of engines for the Griffin was improved. Now they have become more powerful and meet Euro-4 environmental standards.
"New useful options continue to appear in our cars - for example, the Opticruise function, when an automatic transmission can also be controlled in manual mode - this increases the convenience of driving, and also allows you to further save fuel consumption," Andrey Chursin said.
As in previous years, the best seller in the Volvo truck sales line this year 2012 is the Volvo FH model, focused on the main transport segment.
"The FH model is popular with customers, not least because we have developed business solutions. That is, the client receives not just a tractor, but also a set of related services, such as the Dynafleet transport and information system, a discount on a service contract, driver training in Volvo Training Center, etc. The sale of such business solutions allows us to increase the operating profitability of our customers' transportation, - said Oleg Vasilchenko.
According to the results of three quarters, the TGS and TGS-WW series tractors remain the sales leader in the MAN line, as in the previous year. Overall, over 3,500 units have been sold. MAN Truck and Bus enterprises are located all over the world: in Germany, Austria, Poland, South Africa, India. There is a joint venture in China.
The secret to the success of the TGS line of trucks is that they are designed to solve a wide variety of tasks, while at the same time meeting the needs of the client as much as possible. So, in the line there are solutions for the transportation of heavy loads and local transportation, construction, utilities. TGS is an optimal combination of price and quality, reliability and efficiency.
In the line of vehicles offered to carriers, the most popular model is the Mercedes-Benz Actros, which is designed for various segments of transportation - international and long-distance transportation, construction and the mining industry. Recently, more and more buyers are choosing these vehicles for distribution transportation of large volumes of goods. Distinctive features of Actros vehicles are the ability to perfectly adapt specifications to specific customer tasks, exceptional reliability, and high efficiency. The longest service intervals, ease of maintenance, a 3-year or 450,000 km warranty on the engine and transmission for long-haul (250,000 km for construction) vehicles, a PLD power system that can “forgive” the owner for refueling with low-quality fuel, ensure minimal costs for the maintenance of the park. Fully automated shifting of PowerShift gearboxes, which are serially installed on Actros road cars with a number of additional functions, such as "maneuvering", "swing", etc., makes the driver's work as easy as possible and helps to save fuel.