MAN Malaysia’s inaugural MANTAP! test drive event a hit with truckers

RAWANG: MAN Truck & Bus (M) Sdn Bhd (MAN Malaysia), the first truck manufacturer in Malaysia to offer Euro V engines as standard, held its first MAN Test and Prove! (MANTAP!) event at its branch in Johor Bahru recently.

The inaugural event enabled transporters and truckers in the Southern region to test drive the New MAN Truck Generation on the road and discover why it leads the way in driver orientation, fuel efficiency, assistance systems, digital networking and, above all, sustainability.

Guests @ MANTAP Johor_3

MAN Malaysia managing director Andrew O’Brooks said that the company aimed to grow its market presence in the Southern region.

“There has been strong interest in this region since the launch of our New MAN Truck Generation.

“MANTAP! was an invitation to the transport community in the South to come and test drive this ground-breaking solution from MAN and for us to prove how good it really is in almost every aspect compared to other trucks in the market,” he said.

MAN Msia GM Thayalan Subramaniam (L) and driver trainer M Balasupramaniyam with a guest inside the New MAN TGS_2

HSE Logistics Sdn Bhd director Mohd Hairiy Abu Rasid, who came all the way from Tangkak and was the first to arrive at the event with his son, welcomed the initiative by MAN Malaysia.

“MAN Trucks are renowned for their pulling and braking power and ideal for heavy duty tasks but few owners and truckers in this region have had the opportunity to test drive them, especially the New MAN Truck Generation model, until now.

“I am very impressed with the New MAN TGX flagship with its spacious high cabin and 540hp engine and plan to purchase one next year,” he said.

The MAN Malaysia Team with guests @ MANTAP Johor

Chain Hub Sdn Bhd owner Dzulfariqh Abdul Manap took the opportunity to bring nine of his drivers to the test drive event.

“It was a very well organised event that should perhaps be held nearer to where the drivers gather so that more of them could experience this latest truck from MAN.

“All my drivers gave very positive feedback after driving the New MAN TGS. In fact, I have placed an order for two units and look forward to these new additions to my fleet,” he said.

Family fun @ MANTAP Johor

Completely re-developed by MAN Truck & Bus with input from 300 fleet owners and 700 drivers from 16 countries, the New MAN Truck Generation with Euro V engines as standard enables businesses to achieve both business profitability and environmental responsibility.

For more information on MAN Malaysia and the New MAN Truck Generation, the first in Malaysia to feature Euro V engines as standard, visit
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