MACK RELEASES NEW ANTHEM
The new Mack Anthem has been launched for the North American market, however Mack Trucks Australia says it’s committed to bringing the Anthem to Australia and New Zealand for a range of applications.
“It’s a really exciting time for Mack Trucks,” vice president of Mack Trucks Australia Dean Bestwick says. “Mack has been going from strength to strength, both locally and globally, and the Mack Anthem is an insight into the future direction for Mack Trucks; and what a greatlooking future that is!
“What’s particularly exciting is the inclusion of a fully integrated stand-up sleeper on the Mack Anthem and its huge potential in the Australian and New Zealand markets.
“While the North American Mack Anthem is primarily a serious on-highway truck, we feel there would certainly be a demand down under for a rigid version in vocational applications.
“Like all global releases, we will not launch a product locally until we’ve extensively validated it in the unique and challenging conditions of the Australian and New Zealand markets.”
The development of the new Mack involved consultation with truck drivers to ensure the final product is a truck built for the end user.
“Mack went to unprecedented lengths to get driver input during the development of the Mack Anthem, and the result is unlike anything on the road today,” Bestwick says. “The engineers and designers at Mack have done an amazing job retaining the iconic bold and chiselled looks whilst improving aerodynamic properties resulting in increased fuel economy.”
Powertrain options will consist of the 2017 MP series of engines mated to the mDRIVE automated manual transmissions, with Mack axles.