MAN launches next-generation truck in Australia

Penske Australia and MAN Truck & Bus unveiled the next generation of MAN trucks at an exclusive event in Brisbane.

The long-awaited new generation of MAN trucks is the first from the German manufacturer for two decades.

The TGL, TGM, TGS and TGX ranges have been designed for improved rider fit, greater efficiency, cost saving features and optimized uptime.

An intuitive dashboard layout, multifunction steering wheel, advanced infotainment system and SmartSelect navigator provide a user-friendly and ergonomically optimal cabin environment.

Economy engines range from the 250hp D08 engine to the 640hp D38 Euro 6e engine, with various options in between.

The MAN Tipmatic shifting system uses software to determine the optimum starting and shifting strategy in all situations in conjunction with load and tilt sensing, and is coupled with SmartShifting and driving functionality in slow motion.

On Tuesday, a media gathering day at Mount Cotton brought together key executives from MAN and Penske Australia, including Randall Seymore, Executive Vice President, Global Commercial Vehicles & Power Systems, Craig Lee, Executive Managing Director – On-Highway, Sergio Carboni, MAN Product Manager and Thomas Hemmerich, head of the MAN Australasia cluster which oversees 13 countries including Australia.

Speaking at the event, Craig Lee explained the importance of the new generation of trucks.

“We are delighted to introduce the all new generation of MAN trucks to our customers and to the Australian market,” he said.

“We held an exclusive event in Brisbane earlier this week to unveil the trucks, and the feedback has been fantastic.

“Customers can clearly see that the newly developed trucks are a game changer for the transportation industry.

“We are convinced that the new generation of MAN trucks will redefine trucking. And as we partner with our dealer network to continue to offer new and long-time customers opportunities to step into the cab, we’re sure they too will be convinced that the new TG has redefined the Australian market. .

Efficiency is further improved thanks to an improved overall aerodynamic package and the Turbo EVBec which produces 840 hp of engine braking.

The new MAN TGX has been named International Truck of the Year 2021.

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