The functionality of the new MAN Truck Generation has impressed an international jury at the iF DESIGN AWARD following its recent Gold award in the German Design Awards.
Earning praise for its choice of materials and colours, the MAN TGX particularly impressed for its practical design of the driver’s workplace.
The workplace is defined by three systems that can be operated independently of each other.
On one hand the instrument cluster can be found, while on the other the media and navigation system which features a display of up to 12.3 inches where the MAN SmartSelect operating element is conveniently located.
In long haul cabs, the interior remote control for controlling comfort and entertainment functions from the rest area. Each system has its own truck-specific control logic and is at the same time integrated into what MAN Truck & Bus considers an holistic interaction concept.
Göran Nyberg, Executive Board Member for Sales and Customer Solutions at MAN Truck & Bus said he was delighted by the recognition afforded the MAN TGX amid competition from nearly 10,000 entries from 52 different countries.
“We are very proud of this new award. It’s a great recognition of the creativity and passion of our entire design team,” he said.
“The new trucks are real MAN and lion-strong companions for every driver,” said Nyberg.
The jury of 98 independent judges acknowledged the high-quality and practical materials of the truck with the ergonomically perfected seating and sleeping comfort it offered.
In addition to the numerous assistance and safety systems, the future-oriented connectivity of the new truck generation is designed to create a lasting contribution to simplifying the increasingly demanding everyday working lives of truck drivers.
The interplay of expressiveness and practicality, according to Rudolf Kupitza, Head of Truck Design MAN, to facilitate the unmistakable overall appearance of the new MAN Truck Generation.
“On the outside, the dynamic design combines progress, tradition and sustainability and creates a powerful and emotional truck personality with the lion logo. Inside, it is consistently geared to the driver’s need for an intuitive, safe and comfortable workplace and living space, even for long tours,” he said.
Meanwhile UK-based logistics specialist Menzies Distribution has taken delivery of the first vehicles from an order of 115 new generation MAN TGX trucks.
Purchased as part of a recent fleet replacement program, all vehicles are expected to operational in Menzies’ nationwide fleet by August 2021.
Every one of the 115 trucks have been specified with MAN’s new driver attention guard, red seat belts and to ensure third party safety, acoustic reverse alarms.