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Contestants of SINOTRUK MAN® High-efficient Oil-saving Live Challenge Duel in Ji’nan, Champion Unveiled
On Nov.21, as the T7H engines of SINOTRUK HOWO began to roar, the nationwide finale of 2016 SINOTRUK MAN® High-efficient Oil-saving Live Challenge unveiled itself in Ji’nan. Despite plunging temperature and bone-chilling ice rain, the contestants were fearless. In the end, Wu Tielu, a driver from Hangzhou region, won the champion of the finale with the result of 36.3 liters of oil consumption for a hundred kilometers and accepted the big prize of cash worth CNY 50,000 Yuan.
Rounds after Rounds of Fierce Competition Results in the Records of Oil-saving Being Broken Again and Again
The whole event lasted for nearly 3 months and covered 7 cities，truck drivers actively participated. Through the regional contests, 14 drivers stood out from the rest by virtue of their excellent oil-saving skills and entered the semifinal held in Ji’nan. It is worth mentioning that all 14 contestants who entered the semifinal will be conferred the qualification and certificate of “SINOTRUK Specially Appointed Trainerl”.
Amid the semifinal on Nov.20, the 14 contestants were divided into 4 groups by drawing lots. The vehicle used for the contest is HOWO-T7H540 6x4 equipped with MC 13 engine, the total weight of vehicle and cargo was 40 tons; the venue was a section of Qingdao-Yinchuan Expressway with the total distance of round trip at about 87 kilometers and time limit within 100 minutes. After ferocious competition, Wu Tielu from Hangzhou region, Gao Haijun from Guangzhou region, Wang Gang from Chengdu region defeated other contestants and entered the ultimate competition for champion.
On Nov.21, cold weather assaulted Ji’nan. The ponding road and wind force reaching 4-5 level with gust reaching 8 level aggravated the difficulty in the oil-saving contest. At last, Wu Tielu, with the result of 36.3L per hundred km, won the champion of the finale and Wang Gang, Gao Haijun, with the results of 37.58L and 38.49L per hundred km, respectively won the first and second runner-ups.
The Excellent Performance of MAN® Technology T7H All-series Products
The competitive edge of MAN® technology products was comprehensively embodied through the whole process from regional qualifying contests to the finale. Based on the characters of logistic transport in different areas, the HOWO T7H products of 400-540 h.p. were respectively used in the event.
SINOTRUK’s MAN® technology products are equipped with MC series’ electrically controlled high-pressure common-rail engines. Its advantage in power and low oil consumption leads to state of art oil-saving performance. The whole vehicle’s B10 life extends to 1,500,000 km. Its after-sale guarantee reaches 300,000 km in 3 years. Its mileage for changing engine oil increases to 80,000 km. The maintenance cycle for gearbox rear axle is 100,000km.SKF bearing unit is adopted at wheel hubs, free of maintenance.
The upgrade of MAN® technology was unanimously acknowledged by contestant drivers. Wu Tielu the champion told YUNSHUREN reporter about his experience in the competition: “I haven’t driven hand-shift vehicles for 3 or 4 years. However, it’s easy to adapt to HOWO’s hand-shift vehicles. There’s no discomfort in gear shifting—the so-called ‘strangeness when you first touch a vehicle’. The vision provided is broad and offered pretty much comfort. ”Wu Tielu, who comes from DEPPON Logistics and drives a VOLVO FM440 6*4 tractor in his work, was deeply impressed with the performance of HOWO.
Wang Gang, the first runner-up, is already a loyal user of HOWO T7H, whose work is transporting hazardous chemicals in Yunnan, Guizhou and Sichuan. His feeling about this contest is “HOWO T7H is really faultless in regard to the water temperature. When I drove in Yuanmei and Panzhihua where the outside temperature reached 40 degree, with air conditioning on and the temperature of oil up, there’s still no problem with the temperature of the engine.”
Jin Lijun, one of the 14 semifinalists from DEPPON Logistics, who drives a BENZ truck in his work, spared no praise for the vehicle used in this contest: “HOWO T7H has a flexible maneuverability, pretty much comfort and abundant power! My overall impression on it is quite good.”
On the awarding ceremony held on the day of the of the finale, not only the finalists were heavily awarded, the Most Popular Player selected via online voting, and the Player with Most Potential, the Maneuvering Talent, the Outstanding Players and the Most Handsome Player selected based on their results in the contest, were also rewarded with vehicle purchasing coupons worth CNY 5,000 Yuan and exquisite limited-version vehicle model. Until then the competition came to a successful close.
With Escalating Product, SINOTRUK ’s Expansive Prospect in Market
The SINOTRUK Live Challenge 2016 aims at strengthening the recognition of customers on awareness of energy saving and environment protection. Yu Youde, Deputy Party Secretary and Vice GM of SINOTRUK Group, said they held this event to promote their products on one hand, and to build a platform for the communication between SINOTRUK and the public on the other hand.
Yu Youde, Deputy Party Secretary and Vice GM of SINOTRUK Group
Yu Youde said: “The superiority of SINOTRUK’s MAN® technology products has been proved through this event. The pragmatic suggestions raised by the drivers from grass-root society will help us greatly optimize our products. On the other hand, the state government’s call on energy saving and emission reduction is soundly complied with. From now on SINOTRUK will keep improving and explore more modes to provide better service. ”
SINOTRUK took the initiative to adopt the game rule of “genuine vehicle, genuine cargo and genuine road condition” in this event. It showed the vehicle’s operation status and oil saving effect under genuine transport conditions; and the drivers also experienced the performance of the vehicles so as to offer valuable feedback and suggestions to SINOTRUK.
As the saying goes: the skilled are generally bold. SINOTRUK showed full confidence in their first high-efficient oil saving competition.