MAN unveils brand new truck generation

MAN Truck & Bus has unveiled a completely new truck generation for the first time in 20 years. The firm says these new vehicles will deliver new levels of comfort, safety, efficiency, reliability and service, as well as connectivity and digitalisation.

The new models will deliver fuel savings of up to eight per cent, according to MAN, and will set new standards for assistance systems and digital networking.

Joachim Drees, chairman of the executive board at MAN Truck & Bus SE comments: “We make our customers’ business easier, more efficient and thereby more successful. Simplifying Business – this is our claim, our promise. The new MAN Truck Generation allows us to fulfil this more comprehensively than ever before.”

The line-up features the TGL, TGM, TGS and TGX models, from 7.5 to 41 tonnes. There are eight new cab options across the ranges. Key to the new generation is the Euro VI D engine range, first introduced in 2019, as well as improved aerodynamic body design.

As before, the TGX is designed for long-haul and heavy-duty applications, and comes with three engine choices: the D38, delivering up to 631bhp; the D26, offering from 424bhp to 503bhp; and the D15, from 326bhp to 35bhp.

Alongside 4×2 and 6×2 semi-trailer tractor and chassis units, the 6×4 and 8×4 variants are also still available for the TGX. The 4×2 tractor can be specified with MAN HydroDrive, the hydrostatic front-axle drive providing additional traction.

The new TGS is aimed at heavy-duty construction, distribution and municipal services, and is available with the D26 or D15 engine, covering a power range from 326bhp to 503bhp. Configurations range from 4×2 and 6×2 tractors and chassis units, through 6×4, 8×2 and 8×4, or the specialist all-wheel-drive versions for rough terrain configured as 4×4, 6×6, 8×6 or 8×8.

Light- and medium-duty operations are covered by the TGL and TGM, with a choice of four new narrow cabs: short, long, high with a bed, and the crew cab.

The TGL’s four-cylinder version of the D08 engine delivers up to 217bhp and covers a range from 7.5 to 12 tonnes. The TGL can also be equipped with a six-cylinder D08 engine, delivering up to 247bhp.

The TGM is offered in 12, 15, 18 and 26 tonnes, and comes with the 247bhp D08 engine as standard. The TGM can also be specified with a six-cylinder, 316bhp version of the D08.

The TGL is available only as a 4×2; the TGM also offers 6×2, 6×4 and 4×4 configurations.