14th October, 2010
The innovative technology of the Mercedes-Benz Atego with its highly variable all-roundÂ talent ideal for short-radius distribution work and the series-built Atego 1222 L EEVÂ BlueTec Hybrid, has been rewarded in Hanover, Germany, as a jury of international expertsÂ at the on-going International Motor Show (IAA) voted the 12-tonner in the CommercialÂ Vehicles segment as Truck of the Year 2011.
The jury according to Mr. Mirko Plath, Managing Director of Weststar Associates Limited,Â authorised distributor of all Mercedes Benz vehicles in Nigeria, as a rule, awards theÂ Truck of the Year title each year to the truck that makes the biggest innovativeÂ contribution to road haulage in terms of economy, emission, safety, drivability andÂ comfort.
The Mercedes-Benz Atego scored a total of 127 points to win the competition; the truckÂ that placed second received 82 points and the number three 45 points.
Plath promised that as the Authorised Distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Nigeria, Weststar,Â being concerned about customer satisfaction, will ensure the configuration of vehiclesÂ coming into Nigeria includes all necessary specifications and options geared towardsÂ customersâ€™ specific needs.
â€œWe are quite pleased with this high honour conferred on the Atego.Â The Mercedes-BenzÂ Atego family is available from 8 tonne to 17 tonne at Weststar and its AuthorisedÂ Commercial Vehicle dealers here in Nigeria,” he disclosed.