Six months after the launch of MAN’s TGE model at last year’s Hanover show, MAN Truck & Bus have officially begun selling the variant; and with its introduction, have cemented MAN’s stature as a full-range provider.

With a wide variety of derivatives, the MAN TGE is aimed at all those who need a van or utility wagon with a permissible gross weight of between 3 and 5.5 tonnes in their daily working lives.

In addition to the closed delivery van and utility wagon with windows, the MAN TGE also offers an enhanced selection of vehicle bodies, including new chassis with single and crew cabs.

“The response to the new TGE has completely met our expectations, if not exceeded them,” says Dennis Affeld, Senior Vice President Sales Van at MAN Truck & Bus. “Not long after the IAA, we had already registered more than 1000 sales enquiries. Long-term MAN customers, in particular, are enthusiastic about the vehicle and are looking forward to getting everything from one trusted, reliable source in future.”

In future, customers will be able to choose from two wheelbases, three roof heights and three vehicle lengths. As such, cargo capacities of up to 18.4 cubic metres are possible depending on the delivery van combination. A bright LED-lit interior cargo space is included as standard. Depending on the permitted total weight, there is a choice between front-wheel, rear-wheel and all-wheel drive, all of which can be coupled with either a six-gear manually operated gearbox or an eight-gear automatic gearbox. The 1968 cm3-capacity diesel engines offer optimum efficiency, with four versions available, producing 75kw, 90kw, 103kw and 130 kW respectively.

A variety of safety and comfort innovations have been introduced in the TGE, including EBA (Emergency Brake Assist), as standard equipment and optional Adaptive Cruise Control.