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MAN TGX named Truck of the Year 2021

The new MAN TGX has been named International Truck of the Year 2021 by a jury of 24 trade journalists.

It was commended for its driving comfort, working and living conditions, safety, fuel efficiency, connectivity, innovative services, and operator control and display philosophy.

“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,” said Andreas Tostmann, MAN Truck & Bus CEO, at the virtual awards ceremony.

The members of the jury appointed for the International Truck of the Year Award had the opportunity to get to know the new MAN TGX since February 2020.

Jurors were impressed with the TGX’s clearly arranged, fully digital display instruments, the intuitively operable driving and multimedia functions incorporated into the multifunction steering wheel and the rotary pushbutton control function of the MAN SmartSelect system.

During the test drives, they were also bowled over by the truck’s efficiency, which offers fuel savings of up to 8.2% compared to the previous version.

The jury highlighted the high level of safety offered by the TGX, which includes functions such as radar-based turn assist and lane change support systems, Lane Return Assist and assisted driving in traffic jams.

International Truck of the Year president Gianenrico Griffini said: “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.”

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 evaluation criteria are technical innovations and refinements, but also innovation that contributes to overall cost-effectiveness, safety and environmental relief.


Virtual Fleet & Mobility Live 2020: The virtual fleet expo

Video: Fleet News editor-in-chief Stephen Briers and events director Chris Lester introduce the 2020 virtual event and give a preview of what it will look like.

The annual event was due to take place at the NEC, Birmingham on October 6-7 but as a result of the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and after consultation with the visitor advisory board, Fleet News has taken the decision to hold an online event in November instead.

Among the exclusive features at the virtual event will be a special EV & Hybrid Showroom which will bring to life the latest electric models with interactive displays that will enable you to get up close to the UK’s best fleet suppliers.

Visitors and exhibitors will be able to communicate through live chat, participate in live Q&As, ‘visit’ branded booths, and find out about industry-leading technology solutions.

The decision to go virtual was made easier by the fact that around 40% of fleets already have, or expect to shortly have, a company travel ban that would prevent them from attending live events this year, while a similar proportion did not anticipate attending live events until sometime in 2021.

 

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