MAN Truck & Bus is to launch a van the MAN TGE which has been developed by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and will be built together with its twin Volkswagen Crafter in the plant in Wrzesnia, Poland.
The new van will be positioned below the TGL light truck and extends the MAN range down to three tons. It plans to unveil the van at the IAA exhibition in 2016, with a full launch in 2017.
CEO Joachim Drees said that many MAN customers need vehicles of this category: “By launching the MAN light commercial vehicle positioned below our MAN TGL light truck range, we are entering a new business area. Many of our customers with heavy commercial vehicles in their fleets have a requirement for light commercial vehicles as well, so the MAN TGE constitutes a smart enhancement to our already established vehicle range.
“We know exactly what our customers need and which areas they operate in, and the vehicle solutions and bodies we will offer them will be a perfect fit to their needs and applications. Professional service and also a wide range of solutions from our well established truck business will set standards in this weight range and I’m sure the customers of our light commercial vehicles will be very excited by their introduction as well.”