After more than a year of scoop photo’s and even photo’s that were stolen the news is now official: MAN has launched the next generation. The news is about all the trucks of MAN, so the TGL, TGM, TGS and TGX models. They all get the new design and new interiors.
And no, MAN did not design a complete new cab but they improved the model range that was introduced in the year 2000 as TGA. The cab on the new model sits 7 cm higher on the frame to accommodate the new Traton Group engine that will launched later this year.
The new series have a smart new design, improved aerodynamics and more comfort. In the cab there is more space, more storage space and a new, modern dashboard with a LCD screen and an electric handbrake. The new highroof versions give more storage space, up to 1400 liter in the largest XXL cab.
New, smart ACC functions like stop&Go, smart connected services and an alert system that monitors the drivers attention are some of the highlights. Also there is a built in nightcooler and a highbeam assistant.
The engines are the same as before but MAN now uses the 5W20 oil for less friction. Intervalls up to 140.000 km or 18 months are now the standard. The cleaning of the partikel filter is now to be done once every 900.000 km on the D26 engine!