MAN has launched new ranges of trucks for distribution and long distance haulage. It has invested 100 million euros in the new trucks, designated TGS for distribution and TGX for long distance haulage.
The models are equipped with D20 and D26 EGR common rail engines at ratings of 320 to 480hp.
The trucks feature a lightweight design, including lightweight front axle suspension for the TGX. This contributes to an overall payload reduction of up to 120kg.
Three cab options are available for both models – the TGS offers L, M and LX variants, with TGX having the XL, XLX and XXL.
Compared with its previous TGA series, interior noise levels have been reduced by 25 per cent, while air throughput in the cab has increased by 20 per cent.
Better safety and driver assistance systems have been incorporated, comprising anti-lock braking systems, anti-spin regulators, electronic stability programmes, adaptive cruise control, lane guard systems, tyre pressure monitoring, and digital axle load displays.
Short and long haul
Des Evans, MAN ERF chief executive, said: “The basic TGS models are tailored for short haul and distribution sectors and construction, while the TGX is right at home in long haul and international operations.”
The MAN TGX V8 is the flagship of the new ranges, powered by an eight cylinder ‘V’ engine with an output of 680hp, making it the most powerful series production truck in Europe, with 3000 Nm of torque. The TGX V8 is a common rail Euro 5 engine, aimed at long-distance, maximum weight operations and will be available in the UK in left hand drive form.
MAN ERF has started to deliver 7000 support vehicles to the British Armed Forces as part of its £1.1 billion contract with the MoD.