MAN the clear winner in Technical Control Board report on commercial vehicles
The current report on commercial vehicles issued by the Technical Control Board (TÜV) shows trucks from MAN's TG family without exception in the leading positions. By comparison with their competitors, the trucks of the TGL, TGM, TGS and TGX ranges were outstanding, having the lowest defect ratios of all one- to five-year-old vehicles. "With 78 percent of their vehicles in the youngest age group being completely free of defects, the Munich manu-facturer also took top position, as it did in the group of five-year-old vehicles, where 48.8 percent of its vehicles were found to be without faults," according to the Technical Control Board's report on commercial vehicles, published for the first time in cooperation with the "VerkehrsRundschau" trade magazine.
In the "Significant defects" category, the one- to five-year-old MAN trucks were considerably better than the competition; where the testers found a significant defect in only 4.7 percent of one-year-old MAN trucks, the defect ratio of trucks in this age group from the worst-ranked manufacturer was 10.4 percent. In the areas of "Bodywork/suspension", "Braking system", "Power train" and "Visibility", MAN trucks showed above-average reliability and solidity.
All the results of the Technical Control Board report can be found in special edition no. 38/2012 of the "VerkehrsRundschau" magazine.