The New MAN Has It - MAN TGX scoops Transport News magazine’s prestigious “2021 Top Truck” Award
Leading Commercial Vehicle magazine Transport News has recently voted the New Generation MAN TGX as their “2021 Top Truck” in their annual Awards.
“The panel of esteemed experts were unanimous in their decision,” writes Transport News, in the latest edition of the magazine (February 2021).
Fighting off stiff competition from three other manufacturers, namely DAF, Mercedes-Benz and Scania, the New Generation MAN TGX was singled out thanks to its evolutionary upgrades in cab design, both inside and out.
Special praise was given to the exterior design, including the cab’s new enhanced aerodynamics, the new air dam and air deflectors, the intake for both engine cooling and airflow, the redesigned headlights including LED technology and the side of the cab’s aerodynamic lip which directs spray downwards and away from fouling either the door handles or the side of the cab.
Praise was also heaped at the New Generation TGX’s interior. The panel recognised the plush interior design, singling out the welcoming driver-friendly comfort and in-cab innovations, including the door mounted Easy-Control buttons, the intuitive SmartSelect and the all-new dashboard for particular praise.
Transport News reports: “The challenge MAN set itself was to traverse the thin line that separates a cabin with car-like trappings without discounting the practical HGV element, which the panel of feels has been achieved. Driveability remains excellent and perhaps one of the most important achievements is kerb weight, where like-for-like the new generation is 20kg lighter.”
David Cussans, Head of Truck Sales MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd, said: “We’re delighted to have been singled out by the expert panel at Transport News and awarded the accolade of Transport News’ 2021 Top Truck.
“The points the panel highlighted are all areas that received special attention during the New Generations design process. The design team spent thousands of hours talking with drivers and operators alike, here in the UK and across Europe, listening to their wants and needs. Ultimately these conversations and feedback sessions ensured we developed a new generation of vehicles which suit the needs of both today and importantly the future.”
Transport News concluded: “It’s a radical improvement. The significant investment has delivered a driver-friendly vehicle with neat innovations, industry leading comfort and a spacious environment."