LIGHT COMMERCIAL VEHICLE TO JOIN THE MAN PORTFOLIO

MAN Truck & Bus have released the news of a newly introduced vehicle to their product range: their first ever light commercial vehicle available from late next year.

The MAN TGE has been developed by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and it is set to be built together with its twin Volkswagen Crafter in the newly built plant in Poland. The vehicle will be available as a panel van or utility wagon with windows with a two wheelbases, three roof heights and three lengths to choose from. Vehicle lengths for the closed delivery vans will range from 5,983mm to 7,388mm with heights of 2,340mm and 2,800mm. This will result in a maximum load volume of 18.3 cubic metres.

Powered by a 2.0 litre four-cylinder diesel engine, debuted last year in the Volkswagen Transporter, the entry-level MAN TGE will start at 3.0 tonnes permitted total weight increasing to 5.0 tonnes at the top of the range. The van will be available a a front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive and all-wheel-drive depending on the weight permitted, with a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission. Safety features will include emergency brake assist and distance regulating cruise control as standard, together with fatigue detection and multi-collision brake assist.

The new MAN TGE light commercial vehicle will be on sale from march 2017, with production starting in April 2017 and UK deliveries scheduled to commence in the Autumn.

Find out more at Commercial Fleet News – here

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