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MAN TGX awarded Sustainable Truck of the Year

Make adds to heaving trophy cabinet with Ecomondo win


MAN has announced that the 510hp (380kW) variant of its flagship truck received the Sustainable Truck of the Year award in the semitrailer tractor category at Italy’s Ecomondo, one of Europe’s leading trade fairs for sustainable and regenerative circular economy.

The jury, which was made up of international trade journalists, awarded the TGX 18.510 for being particularly fuel-saving, efficient, and environmentally friendly.

The title is one of numerous international awards that MAN’s new generation of trucks has already won since its market launch in February 2020, including the International Truck of the Year 2021 as well as design prizes such as the Red Dot Design and German Design Award.

“The Sustainable Truck of the Year 2022 award for the MAN TGX is a particularly important new success, as it honours our focus on environmentally friendly and sustainable transport solutions that make our customers’ demanding and hectic daily business as simple, safe, and efficient as possible,” MAN Truck and Bus executive board member for sales and customer solutions Göran Nyberg said.

“The consistently positive feedback we have received for our new truck generation from customers, experts, and the public since its market launch makes us very proud and spurs us on to consistently continue on this path.”

Read about the MAN TGX’s ITOY gong, here

The “Sustainable Truck of the Year” competition, now in its sixth year, was launched by the Italian magazine Vado e Torno, which specialises in sustainable transport issues.

The focus is on sustainability innovations for road freight transport that are already available on the market.

The award is presented in three categories – tractor unit, distribution and van – on the basis of a detailed evaluation concept for sustainability and efficiency.

This takes into account not only the reduction of emissions, but other aspects of the vehicle’s impact on the environment, safety and people’s quality of life, as well as the sustainability of the entire production cycle.

Aspects of user comfort are also included in the assessment.

The jury justified its vote for the MAN TGX 18.510 thus: “The latest generation of the MAN TGX has raised the bar for quality and efficiency. Further refined aerodynamics improve air flows to the benefit of lower drag, resulting in fuel savings and lower emissions.

“Efficient kinematics are ensured by the proven 12.4-litre engine with 510hp in combination with the TipMatic transmission.

“The comfortable and functional cab is designed to make you feel at home both while driving and during breaks on board.”


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