MAN is debuting its new TGE range of LCVs to a UK audience, though it will not be fully launched until September.
The van’s pricing will begin at £23,990 for the 3-tonner and £26,490 for the 3.5-tonner. Weights range between 3- and 5.5-tonnes, and load volumes from 9.3m3 to 18.4m3, with front-, rear- and all-wheel drive versions. All are powered by 2- litre turbo-diesels with outputs from 101hp to 175hp, and six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmissions.
A key selling point is MAN’s aftersales package, intended to make heavy truck standards available to van operators. These include 17 sales centres and 65 service points, with the same 24-hour MAN roadside assistance services as HGVs.
Among the larger products, the star attraction is the UK debut of the TGX Performance Line, with its 640hp D38 15.2-litre engine, now available for general haulage.
For operators, a range of smaller D08 four and six-cylinder engines for the TGL and TGM ranges will be available this autumn. With outputs ranging from 160hp to 320hp, the engines feature SCR-only emissions control and produce more torque than the current equivalents while weighing 45kg less.
The new products were initially presented by MAN UK MD, Thomas Hemmerich, who has considerable sales experience in the truck industry, including 15 years with MAN in Germany, South Africa and Austria.
Revealing that the UK is one of MAN’s four key target markets, he said: “We want a much larger slice of the cake.”
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