The muzzle is become shorter compared with the previous F-series because a V8 is really not as long as a six-cylinder. This benefited not only the forward view, but also the fender along with recessed lights. Even the antiquated cab was replaced by a wider, more suitable for long distance service from 1953.
The new cab was by the way awarded with the silver medal at the Auto Salon in Paris in 1954. In addition to more space it offers more accident protection because all timber struts were replaced by those made of steel. The driver's seat is much better upholstered and adjustable. The instruments and controls are better aligned and there are additional triangular windows in the doors. Folding table and reading lamp did the rest to increase comfort. 05/14