The new MAN TGX has been named “The International Truck of the Year 2021 (IToY) - 2021 International Truck of the Year”. The IToY Award, determined by the jury of journalists representing the most important 24 specialist truck magazines in Europe, is among the most prestigious awards in the commercial vehicle market.
The award is also; The new MAN TGX has also confirmed the sophistication of driving comfort, working and living conditions, safety, fuel economy, connectivity, innovative services, operator control and display philosophy.
MAN Truck & Bus CEO Andreas Tostmann received the industry's desired award from IToY President Gianenrico Griffini at the ceremony held in a virtual environment.
IToY President Gianenrico Griffini summarized the judges' decision at the award ceremony, “The new MAN TGX represents a major step forward in terms of driver comfort, fuel economy, connectivity and human-machine interface. Therefore, there is no doubt as to why the new MAN TGX was chosen 'Truck of the Year 2021'. It is a future-oriented truck that meets the transport needs of today and tomorrow, ”he said.
Speaking at the awards ceremony, MAN Truck & Bus CEO Andreas Tostmann said: “The 'The International Truck of the Year' award is a tremendous recognition of the extraordinary work our team at MAN has done. The team has been with one goal in mind for more than five years; It worked with the goal of developing the best truck for drivers and our customers and bringing it to the road. This much desired award also shows that; we did it ”he said.
The jury members appointed for The International Truck of the Year Award (IToY) have had the opportunity to get to know the new MAN TGX in detail since February 2020. The innovative, distracting rotary knob control function of the MAN SmartSelect system, as well as the intuitively operable driving and multimedia functions integrated into the new, widely adjustable multifunction steering wheel, clearly arranged for driver convenience, impressed the jury. The IToY judges were equally positive about living conditions in the new driver's cab. During test drives, the GPS cruise control system, which shows even more predictability, combined with the MAN EfficientCruise and aerodynamic cabin design provides up to 8,2 percent more fuel savings than the previous version.
They were also amazed by the outstanding performance of the Euro 6d powertrain of the new MAN TGX. The jury also includes; He underlined the high level of safety, along with functions such as radar-based turn assist and lane change assist systems, Lane Return Assist and driving aid in traffic jams. He pointed out that this not only reduces the pressure on the driver, but also makes a significant contribution to the safety of other road users. In addition, the MAN TGX has made an impact on IToY specialists with its high-level connectivity feature with its electronic architecture, which is the first of its kind in the commercial vehicle sector, and its range of digital services.
Summarizing the decision of the jury in his speech at the award ceremony, IToY President Gianenrico Griffini said, “The new MAN TGX represents a major step forward in terms of driver comfort, fuel economy, connectivity and human-machine interface. Therefore, there is no doubt as to why the new MAN TGX was chosen for Truck of the Year 2021. It is a future-oriented truck that meets the transport needs of today and tomorrow, ”he said.
The International Truck of the Year award is given each year to the truck that has been launched in the last 12 months and has made the greatest contribution to the sustainable development of road transport. Among the evaluation criteria, there are technically creative ideas and improvements as well as innovations that contribute to overall cost efficiency, safety and environmental protection.
Simplifying Business - focus on transport companies and drivers
In February 2020, MAN Truck & Bus unveiled the new MAN truck generation for the first time. These brand new trucks with lion figures on the radiator grilles have been on their way to their new owners throughout Europe since the early summer. As soon as the conceptual development process started, MAN asked 300 transport companies and 700 drivers for feedback on their needs for the new truck. This feedback has also been used in the design of the new MAN Truck Generation. As a result; The new tools have become more consistent in meeting the operational and cost effectiveness needs of these companies. It offered the driver an unmatched workplace ergonomics, comprehensive safety and an excellent relaxing environment during rest periods.
The aim from the very beginning; Against the background of complex challenges such as 'increasing load volume', 'ever-tighter CO2 rules', 'growing need for drivers' and 'digitizing logistics processes', it was to take the burden of drivers and logistics firms as much as possible. The new MAN truck generation has achieved this with outstanding product quality in terms of driver orientation, efficiency, safety and technical sustainability. Not only that, MAN, but also the new product logic, suitably equipped for the intended use of the vehicle, reflected years of industry expertise in a wide range of applications and institutions. As a strong and competent partner from the moment a customer was contacted, it also set the standard for support. The new MAN truck generation combines with innovative digital application services for an impressive MAN service network and optimal vehicle availability. In keeping with MAN's 'Simplifying Business' motto, this has become an unrivaled comprehensive package tailored for the transport industry, facilitating the work of transport companies and drivers on a steady basis.