MAN Truck & Bus (M) Sdn Bhd has launched the New Generation MAN TGS range in Malaysia.
The New MAN Truck Generation Trucks come with Euro V engines as standard, making MAN Malaysia the first heavy-duty Truck manufacturer in the country to step-up and do its part in helping reduce the carbon footprint of the transport and logistics industry.
The launch is timely as the Malaysian government recently announced its desire to attain carbon neutral status by 2050.
MAN Malaysia is offering five variants of the TGS model from the New MAN Truck Generation range that are specified for three main applications:
- 4×2 and 6×2 for haulage/container
- 6×4 for construction and heavy-duty use
- 4×2 and 6×2 with ADR (Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road) specifications.
Prices start from RM340,000 for the standard specifications, excluding SST.
The new MAN TGS comes with two engine options. The 4×2 and 6×2 variants for haulage and transport of dangerous goods are powered by the proven and reliable MAN D20, 10.5-litre, 6-cylinder inline Euro V diesel engine.
The heavy duty-oriented 6×4 variant has the bigger but equally efficient 12.4-litre D26 engine. Both are future-proof, featuring Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology to reduce harmful gases being released into the atmosphere.
Mated to either engine is a 12-speed MAN TipMatic intelligent gearbox with advanced software and selectable driving programmes for different applications.
The New MAN Truck Generation, which was crowned the International Truck of the Year 2021, winner of two awards at iF Design Award 2021 and just named “Sustainable” Truck of the Year 2022; offers everything that customers and drivers expect and more.
It combines the attributes that are synonymous with MAN Trucks — toughness, durability and reliability – with future-oriented innovations aimed at simplifying the lives of both business owners and the people behind the wheel,” he said.
The new MAN TGS for the Malaysian market features a host of class-leading innovations such as the MAN EasyControl and SmartSelect.
MAN EasyControl consists of four buttons, two of which are customisable, for the convenience of the driver when he is outside the truck.
There is no need to climb back into the cabin to activate a variety of functions such as hazard lights, engine off and closing of windows.
MAN SmartSelect is a two-tier infotainment system control that comes with a foldable wrist rest to make operation easy and precise even if there are vibrations in the cabin when the truck is moving.
The redesigned smart-looking multi-function steering wheel is smaller than that of the previous generation MAN Trucks.
Equipped with airbag as standard for Malaysia, the new steering wheel can now be adjusted from 20° to an almost passenger car-like 55°, offering an ideal steering position for drivers of all shapes and sizes.
Also new is the ability to adjust the steering wheel forward to 0° park position. This creates maximum space for easy getting in and out of the cab and for rest periods.
The cockpit is split into two levels. The bottom level instrument panel is now even more angled towards the driver for optimum reachability while the displays on the top level are placed further away for optimum visibility.
This makes it easy for even the most seasoned drivers to switch to and from reading information on the display to the traffic on the road ahead.
Additionally, MAN Telematics, a comprehensively developed, cloud-based, factory-fitted digitalised maintenance and fleet management system, reduces operating inefficiencies and costs whilst delivering maximum up-time of the new MAN TGS.
The good news is that MAN Malaysia is offering a free two-year subscription with every purchase of the New MAN Truck Generation.
The new MAN TGS is also equipped with a host of innovative safety and driver assistance systems to ensure the driver and vehicle complete their business safely. These include:
- Lane Departure Warning System (LDW)
- Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
- Electronic Stability Program
- Advanced Emergency Brake Assist (EBA).
In-line with the arrival of the New MAN Truck Generation, MAN Malaysia is introducing a new consultation and offer system which is entirely oriented towards the needs of the customer.
This allows for the new MAN TGS to be customised to fit the exact transport task, using comprehensively adjustable and flexible configuration options.
This includes individually coordinated services from maintenance and digital services, which make the truck a holistic, integrated transport solution – all this from a single source, with competent personal contact partners.