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MAN launches new generation truck in Australia

Penske Australia and MAN Truck & Bus have revealed the new MAN truck generation in an exclusive event held in Brisbane.

Long awaited, the MAN new truck generation is the first from the German OEM in two decades.

The TGL, TGM, TGS and TGX ranges have been attuned for an enhanced driver fit, greater efficiencies, economy features and optimised uptime.

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

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

The MAN Tipmatic gearbox shift system uses software to determine the optimum moving off and gearshift strategy in all situations in conjunction with load and inclination detection, and is coupled with SmartShifting and the idle speed driving functionality.

A media drive day at Mount Cotton on Tuesday saw key MAN and Penske Australia management in attendance including Randall Seymore, Executive Vice President, Global Commercial Vehicles & Power Systems, Craig Lee, Executive General Manager – On-Highway, Sergio Carboni, MAN Product Manager and Thomas Hemmerich, Head of Cluster MAN Australasia who oversees 13 countries including Australia.

Speaking at the event, Craig Lee, explained the significance of the new truck generation.

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

“We held an exclusive event in Brisbane earlier this week to unveil the trucks, and the feedback was tremendous.

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

“We’re confident that the new MAN truck generation will redefine trucking. And as we partner with our dealer network to continue to roll out opportunities for new and long-standing customers to climb into the cab, we’re sure they will also be convinced that the new TG has redefined the Australian market.”

Efficiency is further improved through an enhanced overall aerodynamic package and the Turbo EVBec that produces 840hp of engine braking.

The new MAN TGX was named International Truck of the Year in 2021.

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