The ITOY Award is one of the most prestigious awards in the commercial vehicle market. In a virtual ceremony, Andreas Tostmann, CEO of MAN Truck & Bus, accepted the coveted award from ITOY President Gianenrico Griffini. The jury of 24 trade journalists representing the 24 most important European specialist truck journals recognised the new MAN TGX as being particularly advanced in terms of driving comfort, working and living conditions, safety, fuel efficiency, connectivity, innovative services, and operator control and display philosophy.
“The title ‘International Truck of the Year’ is tremendous recognition for the outstanding work put in by our team at MAN. For more than 5 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,” says Andreas Tostmann, Chief Executive Officer at MAN Truck & Bus, happily, at the virtual awards ceremony.
The members of the jury appointed for the “International Truck of the Year Award” (ITOY) have had the opportunity to get to know the new MAN TGX inside out since February 2020. In addition to its driving comfort, the driver’s workplace with its clearly arranged, fully digital display instruments, the intuitively operable driving and multimedia functions incorporated into the new, generously adjustable multifunction steering wheel and the innovative, distraction-free rotary pushbutton control function of the MAN SmartSelect system impressed the jury. The ITOY jurors were just as positive about the living conditions in the new driver’s cab.
During the test drives, they were also bowled over by the outstanding efficiency of the Euro 6d driveline of the new MAN TGX, which offers fuel savings of up to 8.2 percent compared to the previous version when coupled with the aerodynamic refinement of the cab design and the GPS cruise control system MAN EfficientCruise, which now exhibits an even greater degree of anticipation.