Penske Commercial Vehicles debuting new models at THE Expo

2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineMarch 2, 2017

Penske Commercial Vehicles (PCV) will debut key new models at THE Expo in New Zealand this week among a range of MAN and Western Star trucks.

New to New Zealand, the MAN TGM 6×2–4 is targeted at metro curtainsider applications and features a steering lift tag axle, resulting in better manoeuvrability and a lower tare, yielding an increased payload operating in the 18 tonne RUC band, reduced maintenance costs due to lower tyre wear, reduced wear on componentry and improved fuel economy.

Also new to New Zealand are the MAN TGS 26.400 and MAN TGS 26.440 fleet specification models.

The TGS 26.400 features a 400hp engine and a 16-speed manual transmission fitted with a Penske-built tipper body. The TGS 26.440 comprises a 440hp engine and an MAN TipMatic automated manual transmission.

These TGS models are targeted at price-conscious metro fleet operators looking for the performance, safety and cost benefits for which MAN trucks are renowned.

Like almost all trucks in the MAN range, the TGM 6×2–4 and TGS 6×4 fleet specification models come equipped with electronic stability program (ESP) as standard, a unique safety feature that prevents 44% of all single truck accidents.

Rounding out the MAN display will be a TGX 35.540 8×4 with Penske-built curtainsider and a TGX 6×4 with the Euro 6 spec 15.2-litre D38 engine that is now available with up to 640hp and 3000Nm of torque.

The PCV display will also include two of the most popular models from the custom-built Western Star range of serious heavy-duty trucks; a 4800 8×4 logger and a 4900 6×4 tractor unit, both featuring the Detroit DD15 engine with 560hp.