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MAN TGE - best large panel vans

With the same tech as the VW Crafter, the TGE is an appealing large van

If the MAN TGE looks familiar, it should, because aside from the MAN badges, it's essentially the VW Crafter. You see, MAN is part of the VW Group, and while the maker is famous for its trucks, it has added the TGE to the line-up to cater for fleet truck users who need something a little smaller to bolster their fleet.

MAN TGE front on load bay

To say that the TGE is the smallest model in the MAN range seems crazy when the Crafter is the largest one in the VW Commercial Vehicles range. But when your fleet comprises 18 and 44-tonne lorries, then that's what it is. Either way, it benefits from the same range of tech as the Crafter, and there are the same variety of van sizes on offer, as well as Crew Cab Pickup and Chassis Cab versions so you can tailor your own bodywork to your needs.

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The Crafter's safety kit is carried over intact, too. That means hands-free trailer parking assist is available, as well as adaptive cruise control, lane keeping with steering assist and blind spot detection, while crosswind assist is part of the stability control system.

Best large panel vans 2019

  1. 1. Mercedes Sprinter
  2. 2. Volkswagen Crafter
  3. 3. MAN TGE
  4. 4. Ford Transit
  5. 5. Renault Master/Nissan NV400
  6. 6. Vauxhall Movano
  7. 7. Citroen Relay/Peugeot Boxer
  8. 8. Fiat Ducato
  9. 9. Iveco Daily
  10. 10. LDV V80
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