MAN has gated early, a couple of weeks before the TIC’s truck sales numbers for 2021 are published and declared it is already celebrating what is its best year in over a decade, saying that the brand will finish the year just shy of 400 truck sales.

MAN says its TGS 26.540 model in a 6×4 configuration proved to be the most popular in the brand’s stable, closely followed by its TGX 540/580/640 hp range.

“With a highly-adaptable portfolio that boasts low total cost of ownership, quiet and ergonomic cabin environments, and innovative safety and efficiency features all underpinned by advanced German engineering, MAN’s superior offering is second to none,” said Sergio Carboni, national sales manager – MAN, Penske Australia.

“With almost 400 sales this year, this has been our best result since 2008, and the success of both MAN’s on-highway and AWD 4×4, 6×6, and 8×8 portfolios demonstrates its dominance in the most arduous of environments and applications.

“Our customers understand that by partnering with us, they are not only acquiring a high-quality MAN asset, they are also fully supported by our extensive dealer network.”

The company said in its statement with the new MAN truck generation (TG) expected to arrive in Australia within months, that closing out the current era on a sales high is a fitting end.

“Our success in 2021 lays a great foundation for 2022 when we will bring MAN’s brand new and award-winning TG platform to our local customers,” he said.

“Delivering optimised uptime, an excellent driver fit, and great efficiency and economy all backed by an expansive support network, the new trucks will bring a fresh energy to our market.”