MAN TGX earns International Truck of the Year gong

Award lauds year’s ‘greatest contribution to sustainable development of road haulage’


The new MAN TGX is the International Truck of the Year 2021 (ITOY), notching up one of the most prestigious awards in the commercial vehicle market.

The jury of 24 mostly European trade journalists recognised the TGX for its driving comfort, working and living conditions, safety, fuel efficiency, connectivity, innovative services, and operator control and display philosophy.

In a virtual ceremony, MAN Truck & Bus CEO Andreas Tostmann accepted the award from ITOY president Gianenrico Griffini.

“The title ‘International Truck of the Year’ is tremendous recognition for the outstanding work put in by our team at MAN,” Tostmann says.

“For more than five years now, the team has been working with a single objective in mind: to develop the best truck for drivers and our customers and to get it out on the road.

“This coveted award just goes to show: We did it.”

The Mercedes-Benz Actros was last year’s ITOY

 Of note, judges highlighted:

  • In addition to driving comfort, the driver’s workplace with clearly arranged, fully digital display instruments, intuitively operable driving and multimedia functions incorporated into the new, adjustable multifunction steering wheel and the innovative, distraction-free rotary pushbutton control function of the MAN SmartSelect system
  • Euro 6d driveline, which offers fuel savings of up to 8.2 per cent compared to the previous version when coupled with the aerodynamic refinement of the cab design and the GPS cruise control system MAN EfficientCruise
  • A high level of safety, which, with functions such as the radar-based turn assist and lane change support systems, Lane Return Assist and assisted driving in traffic jams.
  • A high degree of connectivity provided by its electronic architecture, which is the first of its kind in the commercial vehicle sector, and range of digital services.

“The new MAN TGX represents a major step forward in terms of driver comfort, fuel efficiency, connectivity and human-machine interface,” Griffini says.

“So there is no doubt why the new MAN TGX was voted Truck of the Year 2021. It is a future-oriented truck that meets the transport needs of today and tomorrow.” 

The International Truck of the Year (IToY) award was originally launched in 1977 by British journalist and editor of Truck magazine Pat Kennett.

Today, the 24 jury members represent leading commercial vehicle magazines throughout Europe, along with Turkey and Russia.

In recent years, the IToY Group has expanded to appoint eight associate members in the growing truck markets of China, India, South Africa, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Iran and New Zealand.


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