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TGE van will bring best-in-class TCO, says MAN

Due to be revealed at this year's IAA Show in Hanover, the new model sees the truck maker branch into the van sector and means that it now offers a full range of vehicles with a range of between 3.0 and 44 tonnes.

The line-up will include a panel van and a utility wagon with windows and is also offered with single and crew cabs, with a number of configurations for the latter. In total there are two wheelbases, three roof heights – 2,340 mm, 2,575 mm, and 2,800 millimetres – and three vehicle lengths – ranging from 5,983 mm to 6,833 mm up to a 7,388 mm long MAN TGE with large overhang. Maximum load volume is 18.3 cubic meters.

Permitted total weight starts at 3.0 tonnes for the entry-level model rising to 5.5 tonnes. An additional 3.5 tonnes can be added via a trailer coupling.

Engine line-up covers four versions of the 2.0-litre engine from the Transporter with 102HP, 122HP, 140HP and 177HP. Depending on the permitted total weight, there is a choice between front-wheel drive, rear- wheel drive and all-wheel drive, all of which can be coupled with either a six-gear manual transmission or an eight-gear automatic.

Driver assist features include standard-fit Emergency Brake Assist with an integrated city function, optional backing up assist, which helps in situations such as leaving a parking spot, and a trailer manoeuvring assist function that can also be activated as required. Features also include distance-regulated cruise control, fatigue recognition and a multicollision brake.

Other benefits include MAN’s workshop services, which bring flexible maintenance and repair contracts with warranty extensions, a mobility guarantee and a 24-hour breakdown service.

Custom-tailored financial services are also offered along with driver professional development courses under MAN ProfiDrive.

MAN Will also offer a new telematics-based fleet management solution, which will collect all relevant data and make it available via various digital services.

Order books open for the new model from next March, with deliveries in the UK to start in the autumn.

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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