First UK conversion of the MAN TGE to be revealed at the CV Show

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MAN already has a factory built minibus for the left hand drive market, as seen here at IAA in 2018. The TGE carries the name of MAN’s owners, the TRATON group. RICHARD SHARMAN

The long awaited MAN TGE is currently receiving its first UK conversion and will make its debut at the Commercial Vehicle Show in April, at the NEC

The MAN TGE is currently receiving its first UK conversion.

Minibus Options Ltd of High Peak is converting the vehicle and it is planned to debut at the Commercial Vehicle Show (CV) at the NEC from the 30 April to the 2 May. The specification of the vehicle is not yet known.

Initially launched in van form at the CV Show at the NEC in April 2017, the vehicle is available in weights ranging from 3.0-5.5 tonnes, with two wheelbases, three roof heights and three vehicle lengths. Several different engine variants are available, ranging from 100bhp-180bhp, and a choice of manual or automatic transmission is available.

The vehicle is built as a van on the same production line as the new VW Crafter at the company’s £700m facility in Września, Poland, representing approximately 20% of the facility’s output of 100,000 vehicles per year.

MAN has highlighted how it is treating the van in the same way as its larger commercial trucks, coaches and buses, offering the same aftersales service. It has also highlighted how it is progressing from larger vehicles to smaller ones, rather than from cars and vans to trucks and buses.