• FAW Trucks reaches important milestone at local assembly plant
  • All models assembled to exacting standards to withstand harsh African conditions
  • Current production capacity is 3 000 units per year

Johannesburg – 12 May 2021 – FAW Trucks ended the month of April on a high note when the 7 000th locally assembled vehicle rolled out of its Coega manufacturing plant. This marked another significant milestone for the Chinese brand that took the top spot in the Heavy Commercial Vehicle (HCV) segment of the local market for the first time in the first quarter of this year and to date maintains this achievement by outselling various well-known and established brands.

The unit in question was a JH6 28.500FT model, which has since been delivered to a well-established strategic fleet customer.

The largest of the truck tractors from FAW Trucks, the JH6 28.500FT features a full floating extended-roof cab with an innovative flat floor design for optimal comfort and interior space. Its 13-litre, six-cylinder common-rail turbocharged and intercooled diesel powerplant produces 370 kW at 1 800 r/min, has 2 300 Nm of peak torque on tap at 1 400 r/min and is commonly referred to as China’s most efficient engine. It is mated to a ZF 12-speed TraXon AMT transmission, with parabolic spring suspension front and rear to address vehicle weight requirements. A full air dual circuit WABCO braking system w