The new MAN Truck Generation impresses critics and customers with its outstanding design. In the coveted iF DESIGN AWARD, the new MAN TGX scored points for the special functionality of its design. The entire new truck model range also impressed the jury of experts with the materials and colors they used.
The number of applicants for iF DESIGN AWARD 2021 was high. The jury members had to choose the winner of the coveted prize from almost 52 applications from 10 countries. Despite the strong competition, the new MAN Truck Generation managed to convince the strong, independent, international jury of 98 people with the harmony of the materials and colors used, while the MAN TGX impressed the jury with its particularly functional design in an additional competition.
“Dynamic design outside the vehicle combines development, tradition and sustainability and creates a strong and enthusiastic truck personality with the lion logo,” said Rudolf Kupitza, Head of MAN Truck Design Department, describing the interaction of expressiveness and usability that they used to create the instantly distinguished overall appearance of the new MAN Truck Generation. . Inside, the vehicle is consistently tailored to the driver's need for an intuitive, safe and comfortable work and living space, even for long voyages, ”he said.
Göran Nyberg, Member of the Board of Directors responsible for MAN Truck & Bus Sales and Customer Solutions, with the joy brought by the iF DESIGN AWARD, following a Red Dot from the Red Dot Design Awards and a Gold award from the German Design Awards, especially for its useful drive area design. We are very proud of this new award. This is a tremendous acknowledgment of the creativity and passion of our entire design team. "The new trucks are real MANs and are the lion's strength companions for every driver," he said.
Consistently driver focused design
MAN has incorporated the drivers of up to 700 trucks of different models, driving simulators and test track work into the development of the new truck generation, thereby integrating the experience of these drivers into the design of the new truck generation.
The driver's position is determined by three systems that can be operated independently: the instrument cluster on the one hand, the media and navigation system with a 12,3-inch display on the other, and the innovative MAN SmartSelect operating unit and the interior remote control in the cab of long-distance vehicles to control comfort and entertainment functions from the lounge area. . Each system has its own truck-specific control logic and is also integrated into the holistic interaction concept.
High-quality and useful materials, ergonomically perfect seating and sleeping comfort, as well as numerous assistance and safety systems, as well as the future-proof connectivity of the new truck generation, make a permanent contribution to facilitating the increasingly demanding daily working lives of truck drivers.