MAN Truck & Bus unveils first heavy-duty truck with Euro V engines as standard in Malaysia

By CARSIFU | 25 November 2021

SHAH ALAM: MAN Truck & Bus (M) Sdn Bhd has launched the New MAN Truck Generation, a completely new range of heavy-duty trucks in Malaysia that sets new standards in key areas such as driver orientation, assistance systems, digital connectivity and reducing the environmental impact.

With a strong orientation towards the changing requirements of the local transport industry, the new generation trucks comes with Euro V engines as standard, making MAN Malaysia the first heavy-duty truck manufacturer in the country to step-up and do its part in helping reduce the carbon footprint of the transport and logistics industry.

The Euro V engines reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide (NOx) gases through the use of low sulphur Euro V diesel and AdBlue exhaust treatment, and is the launch is timely as the Malaysian government recently announced its desire to attain carbon neutral status by 2050.

MAN Malaysia is offering five variants of the TGS model that are specified for three main applications:

> 4x2 and 6x2 for haulage/container
> 6x4 for construction and heavy-duty use
> 4x2 and 6x2 with ADR (Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road) specifications.

Prices start from RM340,000 for the standard specifications, excluding SST.

The new MAN TGS comes with two engine options.

The 4x2 and 6x2 variants for haulage and transport of dangerous goods are powered by the proven and reliable MAN D20, 10.5-litre, 6-cylinder inline Euro V diesel engine.

O'Brooks (left) and MAN Malaysia Head of Sales Thayalan Subramaniam at the trucks launch.
O'Brooks (left) and MAN Malaysia Head of Sales Thayalan Subramaniam at the new generation truck's launch.

The heavy duty-oriented 6x4 variant has the bigger but equally efficient 12.4-litre D26 engine.

Both are future-proof, featuring Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology to reduce harmful gases being released into the atmosphere.

Mated to either engine is a smooth and quiet 12-speed MAN TipMatic intelligent gearbox with advanced software and selectable driving programmes for different applications.

MAN Malaysia managing director Andrew O’Brooks said the new generation trucks were a transformational product that marked the evolution of MAN Truck & Bus from a vehicle manufacturer to provider of intelligent and sustainable transport solutions.

“The New MAN Truck Generation is the most ambitious project by MAN Truck & Bus in 20 years. It is the answer that our customers expect us to provide in face of increasingly diverse and complex challenges confronting the transportation industry all over the world, including here, in Malaysia.

“The New MAN Truck Generation, which was crowned the International Truck of the Year 2021, winner of two awards at iF Design Award 2021 and just named “Sustainable” Truck of the Year 2022; offers everything that customers and drivers expect and more,” he said.

The new generation combines the attributes that are synonymous with MAN Trucks - toughness, durability and reliability – with future-oriented innovations aimed at simplifying the lives of both business owners and drivers.

Developed with extensive input from drivers, the New MAN Truck Generation sets new standards in terms of user-friendliness, optimum ergonomics, more intuitive operation, reliable networking with digital devices and applications, optimum space and comfort – all this geared towards needs of the people who spend much of their lives in the vehicles.

The new MAN TGS for the Malaysian market features a host of class-leading innovations such as the MAN EasyControl and SmartSelect.

MAN EasyControl consists of four buttons, two of which are customisable, for the convenience of the driver when he is outside the truck. There is no need to climb back into the cabin to activate a variety of functions such as hazard lights, engine off and closing of windows.

MAN SmartSelect with its wrist-rest is the centrepiece of the ergonomic cockpit_2

MAN SmartSelect is a two-tier infotainment system control that comes with a foldable wrist rest to make operation easy and precise even if there are vibrations in the cabin when the truck is moving.

Additionally, MAN Telematics, a comprehensively developed, cloud-based, factory-fitted digitalised maintenance and fleet management system, reduces operating inefficiencies and costs whilst delivering maximum up-time of the new MAN TGS.

The good news is that MAN Malaysia is offering a free two-year subscription with every purchase of the New MAN Truck Generation.

The new MAN TGS is also equipped with a host of innovative safety and driver assistance systems to ensure the driver and vehicle complete their business safely.

These include:

> Lane Departure Warning System (LDW)

> Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

> Electronic Stability Programme

> Advanced Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)

For more information on the New MAN Truck Generation and MAN Buses in Malaysia, go to