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MAN Truck & Bus has revealed a significant update to the dash and interior of the MAN TGE.

Based on the Volkswagen Crafter, MAN says it will set new benchmarks in safety and driver comfort within the large van segment.

Aptly named the "Next Level," the upgraded MAN TGE introduces a host of cutting-edge features, marking a significant milestone in the van's evolution.

The first MAN TGE Next Level models are scheduled to roll off the production line in May 2024, promising an elevated level of comfort and sophistication for drivers.

At the heart of the comfort enhancements is the redesigned dashboard, featuring a state-of-the-art digital instrument display. A focal point of the interior is the expansive display that controls vehicle functions and hosts the MAN Media Van infotainment system. The 10.4-inch MAN Media Van display includes standard functions like DAB+, MAN Connect, App Connect, and MAN SmartLink for seamless smartphone integration.

Further enhancements to the MAN Media Van system include the MAN Media Van Navigation and MAN Media Van Navigation Business, introducing advanced features such as voice control, web radio, media streaming, and Alexa integration, with the Business version boasting a generous 12.9-inch diagonal screen.

The revamped ergonomic multifunction steering wheel takes center stage, now equipped with an integrated shift lever on the steering column for automatic transmissions, an electronic parking brake, and the convenient Keyless Go function. These additions are designed to enhance both the effectiveness and enjoyment of the driver's daily routine, complemented by thoughtful details like cup holders, storage compartments, and a cell phone compartment featuring inductive charging.

A fully digital instrument display of the MAN TGE Next Level is customisable, offering various designs to cater to individual preferences. The central MAN Media Van touch display serves as the standard interface to vehicle functions, establishing itself as the information center of the MAN TGE Next Level.

The MAN TGE van also gets a new generation of control units, sensors, and cameras, coupled with a fundamentally renewed E/E architecture. This innovation paves the way for a remarkable development in assistance and safety systems, introducing entirely new features and enhancements.

The MAN TGE Next Level will include standard equipment such as Traffic Sign Information, Active Lane Guard System, Fatigue Detection, and Parking Assist, contributing to increased safety for both occupants and fellow road users.

MAN has unveiled its new MAN TGE based Camper Van at the Dusseldorf camper van show.

The MAN TGE with a camper high roof is available as a factory option and provides a standing height of over two metres to improve comfort and liveability.

The Camper Van gets MAN’s Individual Lion S package, which gives the camper van a distinctive design from the regular van with features like MAN’s lion-themed exterior mirror caps, stainless steel bumper trim, a roof edge spoiler, red colour accents, and ambient cabin lighting.

The MAN TGE Camper Van base vehicle is equipped with an automatic step on the right sliding door, complete with integrated obstacle detection (Autostop). Additionally, the vehicle features a body widening in the rear area, known as "sleeping jaws," which maximizes available space and sleeping comfort, especially with transversely installed beds.

Also available in the MAN TGE Camper Van base vehicle is 4-channel air suspension. This air suspension system offers an auto-levelling function for stationary levelling and manual height adjustment for tasks like emptying water tanks. It has three driving modes (Onroad, Offroad, and Offroad+) where drivers can adapt to various road conditions to improve ride comfort and load distribution.

MAN Individual also introduces an underride guard, a 5 mm thick aluminium sheet with integrated air inlets and water drainage openings. This guard offers enhanced protection for components such as the engine, transmission, fuel tank, AdBlue tank, and differential.

In collaboration with in-house tuner MAN Individual, the TGE's engine power also gets an upgrade to 202hp and recognising the demand for off-roading there’s also an all-wheel drive option.  

Also revealed at the show was the Ford Nugget camper based on the Ford Transit Custom van.

"We have gained a foothold in the caravanning industry and are pleased about the lively demand from motorhome manufacturers and their customers. The very high product quality of the TGE with excellent handling at passenger car level and a comprehensive selection of assistance and safety systems are among the strengths of the MAN TGE," said Thomas Herzog, head of international key account management van at MAN.

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