Review: 2016 Man 6×4 TGX Truck
2016 Man 6×4 TGX: The Introduction
Back in the day, many manufacturers have been focused on designing bigger components for their vehicular products in order for their customers to enjoy greater and more powerful results. In fact, such stuff used to be true for the whole automobile and trucking industry. There was even a time when if you want to own a smaller vehicle unit, you should better be prepared to compromise, say the car’s power or performance in exchange for versatility and mobility. However, things did make a turn for the better as the leading manufacturers led the way in innovating new technology that slowly balanced out the power, efficiency, and versatility of their machines. Among those game changers is Man Trucks, which has continuously created its product line based on the demands of the customers and the industry’s technological advancements, just like one of their trucks that happens to be the subject of our review today: the new generation 2016 Man 6×4 TGX Truck.
2016 Man 6×4 TGX: Key Features
Man’s German origin means that the company has built a very strong reputation when it comes to designing and engineering some of the world’s most robust machinery. It doesn’t stop at the machine’s classy and durable build, since the interior also features a comfortable and ergonomic setup that allows the driver to maneuver with greater efficiency and comfort. To add, the TGX also boast of the latest in active and passive safety technology including a built-in crumple zone, advanced cabin ergonomics, disc brakes all-round, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), and MAN’s state-of-the-art Electronic Brake System (EBS) that ensures a shorter emergency stopping distance.
Quality cab and standard features
The Man 6×4 TGX Truck as aforementioned a nicely designed and well-spaced cabin that promotes operational comfort and versatility. And the best thing about the new features, as noted by MAN is that they don’t come by means of costly additional options; it’s designed and engineered to be part of the vehicle right from the get go. With XL and XLX (extra height) cabs and generous bunk proportions, you are sure to get the configuration that would best fit your operations and preferences. In addition, the exquisite design is complemented by four-bags per axle height sensing rear air suspension system, which enhances the outstanding performance and handling of the TGX from MAN. It’s also one of the truck’s which is prominently featured by local distributors such as Brown and Hurley and many others.
Powerful and efficient
Having a powerful engine is one thing, but owning something that’s also efficient sure is a luxury for any transport vehicle and cargo operators. The new Man TGX either comes with a 12.5L or 15.2L, 6-cylinder engine that features common rail injection and turbocharging for outputs between 480hp and 560hp, and with excellent torque down low, the truck’s superior engine can even produce more that what is expected. Meanwhile, the fuel economy of the truck is reinforced by the 12-speed TipMatic Automated Transmission with intuitive shift strategy that can deliver better fuel efficiency and enhanced performance.
2016 Man 6×4 TGX: Price
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2016 Man 6×4 TGX: The Verdict
The 2016 Man 6×4 TGX Truck proudly carries the manufacturer’s tradition of providing high power, outstanding dynamics, and fuel efficient trucking solutions for Australian contractors. The excellent combination of class leading fuel economy, 12 speed Tipmatic Auto Transmission, and 60,000 km service intervals virtually guarantees a ‘whole-of-life’ low operating costs for the operator. Rounding up, the TGX’s power, outstanding ride, unrivaled driver comfort, and cost-efficiency makes the powerhouse truck a must have for both upstarts and established contractors in the industry.