Around 6,000 readers of the commercial vehicle publications of ETM-Verlag: trans aktuell, lastauto omnibus and FERNFAHRER voted for the best commercial vehicles and the best brands in the commercial vehicle sector. The entire election was accompanied by the testing company DEKRA. In the readers’ poll for “Best Truck”, “Best Van” and “Best Bus”, more than 216 commercial vehicle series from 16 categories – from vans to heavy trucks or coaches – were up for election. MAN Truck & Bus took home a total of four awards at the awards ceremony held as part of the Future Congress for Commercial Vehicles 2022 on 1 June in Berlin.
“The ETM (EuroTransportMedia) Award plays a very important role for the MAN Sales & Customer Solutions Team. Every year the best commercial vehicles and brands are honoured here by the votes of the readers of the magazines trans aktuell, lastauto omnibus and FERNFAHRER. To regularly win over more than 200 competitors in the categories Best Van, Best Truck and Best Bus fills us with great pride and motivates us to continue to perform at our best in the future,” explains Friedrich Baumann, MAN Executive Board member responsible for Sales & Customer Solutions. And Christoph Huber, Chairman of the Executive Board, MAN Truck & Bus Deutschland GmbH, adds: “Our products were once again able to impress in the Truck, Bus and Van categories this year. We are extremely pleased that both the all-electric MAN eTGE and the MAN Lion’s Coach coach took first place in the ETM Awards for the fourth time in a row.”
Tipper up to 32t: MAN TGS
Whether it’s better driving performance, more comfort, maximum transport capacity, top quality and durability, exemplary safety and environmental compatibility or digital networking: the MAN TGS meets all expectations and is a versatile truck perfectly tailored to industry use. With its powerful drive, unrivalled payload and unique ergonomics, it sets standards.
The MAN TGS also presents itself with practice-oriented equipment:
Congestion situations can be managed fatigue-free with the Congestion Assistant and the Stop&Go function of the distance-controlled cruise control ACC. The MAN TGS sets new standards with its electrical/electronic architecture and innovative digital services.
The innovative digital mirror replacement system MAN OptiView brings more safety to the road. It supports the driver during critical driving manoeuvres such as manoeuvring, turning and changing lanes by providing extended views and an optimum overview of the traffic situation. MAN OptiView does much more than conventional mirror systems. In addition to the legally prescribed fields of vision, the digital mirror replacement system shows views specially adapted for different driving situations (e.g. turning, manoeuvring, motorway driving). The mode of operation and display concept of the MAN OptiView are thus optimally tailored to the needs of natural human perception and enable the driver to quickly visually grasp traffic events and the vehicle environment, to reliably assess them and thus to cope with them safely.
EasyControl was developed to avoid unnecessary entry and exit into the cab: There are four control panels in the driver’s door that can be conveniently reached from the outside. Depending on the version, they are preassigned with the most important functions or some can be individually assigned.
MAN buses come out on top in the intercity bus and coach categories
The winner in the intercity bus category was the MAN Lion’s Intercity LE, which was introduced last year. Thanks to its modularity, the new MAN Lion’s Intercity LE is flexible and impresses with its minimal “Total Cost of Ownership”. Six buses can be configured from a basic model, which are perfectly adapted to city traffic or intercity use with state-of-the-art technology and versatile equipment. The drive train with D15 engine, familiar from the predecessor model MAN Lion’s Intercity, can be configured in three power levels from 280 to 360 hp with two selectable automatic transmissions. With the launch of the city-oriented version, the MAN EfficientHybrid system will also be available for all MAN Lion’s Intercity LE.
The MAN Lion’s Coach won in the high-deck coach category for the fourth time. With its timeless design language and balanced proportions, it brings self-confidence and presence to the road. The colour scheme, the shapes and the interior design follow a clear objective: passengers and drivers should feel really comfortable in the MAN Lion’s Coach right from the start. This is achieved on the one hand by the friendly and high-quality interior with its harmonious and timelessly elegant colours. On the other hand, a continuous LED lighting strip in warm white provides full-surface, indirect illumination of the ceiling area, creating an impressive sense of space. The generous glass roof dome brings additional light into the passenger compartment.
The Lion’s Coach also impresses with a sophisticated, highly efficient drive train and fuel-saving assistance systems.
MAN eTGE takes first place four years in a row
The MAN eTGE also won in the electric transporter category for the fourth time in a row. The fully electrically powered version of the MAN Transporter has already been available for purchase since 2018 and is also available with a box body as well as with a flatbed or three-way tipper as well as an estate.
SOURCE: MAN Truck & Bus