The annual ITOY Award is one of the most prestigious awards in the commercial vehicle market. In a virtual ceremony, Andreas Tostmann, CEO of MAN Truck & Bus, accepted the coveted trophy from ITOY President Gianenrico Griffini. The jury of 24 trade journalists representing the 24 most important European specialist truck journals (including Ireland’s Fleet Transport) recognised the new MAN TGX as being particularly advanced in terms of driving comfort, working and living conditions, safety, fuel efficiency, connectivity, innovative services, and operator control and display philosophy.
“The title ‘International Truck of the Year’ is tremendous recognition for the outstanding work put in by our team at MAN. For more than 5 years now, the team has been working with a single objective in mind: to develop the best truck for drivers and our customers and to get it out on the road. This coveted award just goes to show: We did it,” said Andreas Tostmann, Chief Executive Officer at MAN Truck & Bus, proudly, at the virtual awards ceremony.
“The new MAN TGX represents a major step forward in terms of driver comfort, fuel efficiency, connectivity and human-machine interface. So there is no doubt why the new MAN TGX was voted Truck of the Year 2021. It is a future-oriented truck that meets the transport needs of today and tomorrow,” said ITOY President Gianenrico Griffini, summarising the jury members’ verdict at the awards ceremony. In accordance with the rules of the International Truck of the Year award, the annual award is presented to the truck released in the last 12 months that has made the greatest contribution to the sustainable development of road haulage. The evaluation criteria are technical innovations and refinements, but also innovation that contributes to overall cost-effectiveness, safety and environmental relief.