2021 International Truck of the Year is the MAN TGX!

2021 International Truck of the Year is the MAN TGX!

The new MAN TGX is the 2021 International Truck of the Year 2021! The award – undoubtedly the most prestigious in the commercial vehicle market – was announced on Monday, November 23, during a virtual prize-giving ceremony (an actual event was obviously made impossible thanks to Covid-19).

Charleen Clarke, editorial director of FOCUS, represents South Africa on the jury. Gianenrico Griffini, president of the International Truck of the Year (IToY) jury, presented the award to Andreas Tostmann, CEO of MAN Truck & Bus. The annual award is presented to the truck released in the last 12 months that has made the greatest contribution to the sustainable development of road haulage.

The jury recognised the new MAN TGX as being particularly advanced in terms of driving comfort, working and living conditions, safety, fuel efficiency, connectivity, innovative services, and operator control and display philosophy.

In addition to its driving comfort, the driver’s workplace – with its clearly arranged, fully digital display instruments – got the jurors’ thumbs up. The intuitively operable driving and multimedia functions incorporated into the new, generously adjustable multifunction steering wheel and the innovative, distraction-free rotary pushbutton control function of the MAN SmartSelect system also impressed the jury.

The IToY jurors were just as positive about the new driver’s cab. During test drives, they were also bowled over by the outstanding efficiency of the Euro 6d driveline of the new MAN TGX, which offers fuel savings of up to 8.2% compared to the previous version when coupled with the aerodynamic refinement of the cab design and the GPS cruise control system MAN EfficientCruise.

 The jury also highlighted the high level of safety, which – with functions such as the radar-based turn assist and lane change support systems, Lane Return Assist and assisted driving in traffic jams – not only takes pressure off the driver but also contributes significantly to the safety of other road users. Last but not least, the new MAN TGX made a particularly trendsetting impression with the IToY experts thanks to the high degree of connectivity provided by its electronic architecture, which is the first of its kind in the commercial vehicle sector, and the range of digital services associated therewith.

“The new MAN TGX represents a major step forward in terms of driver comfort, fuel efficiency, connectivity and human-machine interface. So, there is no doubt why the new MAN TGX was voted Truck of the Year 2021. It is a future-oriented truck that meets the transport needs of today and tomorrow,” said Griffini, summarising the jury members’ verdict at the awards ceremony.

“The title ‘International Truck of the Year’ is tremendous recognition for the outstanding work put in by our team at MAN. For more than five years now, the team has been working with a single objective in mind: to develop the best truck for drivers and our customers and to get it out on the road. This coveted award just goes to show: We did it!” noted a clearly delighted Tostmann at the virtual awards ceremony.

Congrats to MAN!

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