Mercedes-Benz Trucks introduces new GigaSpace cab option

In Mercedes-Benz, News2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineAugust 11, 2023

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has added a new tall GigaSpace cab to the Actros options list.

The new cab made its public debut with the Actros 25 Driver Edition at the Brisbane Truck Show in May. It is now an ongoing option in Australia and New Zealand.

The cab features 2.13m of interior height, measured from the floor between the seats to the ceiling, providing ample room for the tallest drivers.

Other benefits of the GigaSpace include the increased storage with three large cupboards built into the front of the truck, sitting above the windscreen. An optional microwave can be installed in the centre cupboard.

The cupboards are in addition to the space under the bunk, which can include two pull out fridges that are within arms’ reach of the driver.

The standard Actros fixed bed provides a width of 750mm (without any foldout sections). The GigaSpace can also be fitted with an additional second fold down bunk bed for those who need to double up.

While the GigaSpace cab is taller, it is no longer than the standard Actros cab, maintaining its versatility regarding overall length regulations.

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has also introduced an improved version of its optional MirrorCam system. The exterior camera wings have been redesigned and is now 100mm shorter, while the screen resolution has been improved along with the low-light visibility.

Mercedes-Benz vice president, Andrew Assimo, said the new options were added in response to customer feedback. “We are always looking for ways to further refine our trucks for the very specific needs of our Australian and New Zealand customers,” Assimo said.

“We like to offer our customers as much choice as we can and we think the GigaSpace cab will really hit the spot for some operators with the additional storage and additional interior height.”