MAN’S van en­ters pro­duc­tion

New Zealand LCV - - NEWS | ROUND-UP -

GER­MAN TRUCK MAKER MAN HAS STARTED build­ing its first-ever van, the TGE, at a new fac­tory in Wrzes­nia, Poland.

MAN says it’s build­ing the TGE, which is based on the new Volkswagen Crafter, to meet a demand from many of its es­tab­lished truck cus­tomers.

The ex­pan­sion of on­line shop­ping, har­monised driv­ing li­cence reg­u­la­tions, and vans’ ver­sa­til­ity and car­like han­dling and per­for­mance are driv­ing Euro­pean trans­port op­er­a­tors’ demand for vans.

In­creas­ing ur­ban­i­sa­tion is also fu­elling demand for vans to com­ple­ment trucks in cities and towns, MAN adds.

The high-roof TGE is around six me­tres long has 10.7 cu­bic me­tres of cargo vol­ume, and is pow­ered by a 1968cc tur­bod­iesel engine de­vel­op­ing 103kw.

New Zealand MAN agent Penske says that when a right-hand drive ver­sion be­comes avail­able to it, it will al­most cer­tainly bring the TGE here.

MAN has built its first TGE van; once right-hand drive ver­sions are made avail­able the van is al­most cer­tain to be sold here.

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