There’s a new top of the range MAN TGX launched exactly a year on from the reveal of MAN’s ‘New Truck Generation’ in February 2020.
Called the Individual Lion S, MAN have used the flagship launch to promote two other new initiatives – their YouTube show that they have called MAN QuickStop – (as usual, no spaces and an extra capital letter) and the personalisation department – ‘MAN Individual’.
TGX Individual Lion S
No huge technical innovations, but plenty of chrome, red lights and bling.
On the outside, the MAN TGX Individual LION S, designed jointly by the MAN design department and the finishing team at MAN Individual, has carbon visual effects on the bumper and mirrors as well as a variety of red accents. The radiator design with its black paint and chrome trims highlighted in red, optional roof bar with LED lamps, stainless steel front and side bars, black wheel trims and the exclusive MAN Individual sunblind make for an eye-catching exterior.
On the inside, a red decorative seam on the multifunctional leather steering wheel emphasizes the sporty character of the MAN TGX Individual Lion S. The seat covers made of ‘genuine Alcantara’ leather (Ed: note, not genuine leather) feature red diamond stitching, with the armrests and door inserts made to match. The headrests feature an appliqué of a red lion. Lion S lettering features on the chrome door mouldings and the red seat belts enhance the dynamic overall impression that the truck makes.
The standard driver comfort package with its premium seats, generous steering wheel adjustment range and fully digital 12.3-inch instrumentation ensures that the working environment in the spacious cab of the Individual Lion S is a pleasant one. Numerous assistance functions such as Adaptive Cruise Control Stop & Go, MAN ComfortSteering, Lane Return Assist LRA, lane change and turn assist or high beam assist are standard. With the optional MAN Individual comfort features, which include a spacious wall unit in place of the second bed for up to 1,400 litres of additional storage space and the option of fitting a kitchen unit with microwave and coffee machine, any driver should be satisfied. An optional 22-inch television on the side wall above the bed will keep the drivers informed and entertained during their time away from home, especially when used in combination with the comfortable, removable TV lounger.
Choice of engines – Operators can choose engine power outputs of 510 to 640 hp, and UK truck operators can order one now, but delivery won’t take place until the Summer.