Mercedes-Benz Atego Hybrid Wins World Truck of the Year

Mercedes-Benz Atego

In brief: Mercedes-Benz has won the International Truck of the Year title for 2010 in the medium truck category with its new Atego and Atego BlueTech Hybrid.

Vehicle in the news

Make/Model: Atego BlueTec Hybrid
Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz

The word

Mercedes-Benz AtegoThe International Truck of the Year award goes to the vehicle considered most innovative, economical, has low emissions, and great safety, driveability and comfort. Judges are industry journalists who award points on several criteria. The Atego received 127 total points, beating the nearest competitor by 45 points.

A large part of the Atego's performance in the win comes from its BlueTec Hybrid variant, a first for both Mercedes and Europe. The Atego BlueTec Hybrid is Europe's first factory-built, series production hybrid commercial vehicle in this segment.

And so ...

The Atego is a 7.5 to 16 tonne gross vehicle weight (GVW) truck in the medium-duty sector. Mercedes-Benz is part of the Daimler Group.

Photo credits: Mercedes-Benz

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