MAN’s new TGX crowned International Truck of the Year 2021

Will Shiers
November 23, 2020

MAN’s new TGX has been crowned International Truck of the Year 2021.

The German manufacturer’s flagship truck, which was launched earlier this year, fought off a strong challenge from the new Volvo FH. 

The prestigious award was handed to Andreas Tostmann, CEO of MAN Truck

& Bus, during a virtual ceremony that took place at MAN’s Munich headquarters today (23 November)

Summing up the jury vote, International Truck of the Year chairman Gianenrico Griffini, commented: “With the introduction of the new TGX, MAN has delivered a future-oriented heavy-duty truck range, able to answer today’s and tomorrow’s transport needs.”

UK jury member Will Shiers added: “MAN’s new TGX represents a giant leap forwards in terms of both safety and driver comfort.  What’s more, it looks fantastic. The external styling is bold, but it’s the interior where the new MAN truck generation really excites. MAN has clearly involved drivers in the design process, and there are so many clever little driver-friendly touches. I’m particularly fond of the Smart Select button, which is incredibly easy and intuitive to use.

“Throw a fuel economy improvement into the equation too, and you’ve got a worthy winner of International Truck of the Year.”

About the Author


Will Shiers

Will Shiers has held an HGV licence since the age of 21, and has been writing about commercial vehicles for the past 25 years. He started his career as technical editor on Motor Transport, before taking on the editorship of Truck & Driver. Since 2011 he has been the editor of industry leading weekly publication Commercial Motor. Will is the UK jury member of the International Truck of the Year.

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