There’s a new kid on the block. We all know about Volkswagen, Mercedes and Ford. But there is a new manufacturer of campervan base vehicles - MAN. Rugged and reliable, this is a new and exciting base vehicle to consider for your next Campervan Conversion.
Better known for trucks and buses the vehicle platform has now ventured into the van market. These panel vans offer a unique solution for those looking for a reliable We'll take a closer look at the MAN TGE and explore what makes it a great option for your next road trip adventure.
MAN Truck & Bus
MAN Truck & Bus is a German manufacturer that is best known for producing heavy-duty commercial vehicles, such as trucks, buses, and vans. MAN sits under the Volkswagen group, which is why the MAN TGE might feel familiar.
The company has a long history of producing high-quality, reliable vehicles for the transportation industry and has a reputation for innovation and engineering excellence.
MAN has a wide range of products, including heavy-duty trucks, city buses, intercity buses, and special-purpose vehicles, such as fire trucks and military vehicles. The company has a strong presence in Europe and also exports its products to other regions around the world.
In addition to its commercial vehicle offerings, MAN Truck & Bus is also involved in the production of power generation equipment and propulsion systems for marine and industrial applications.
With a focus on sustainability and efficiency, the company is committed to developing innovative solutions for the transportation industry and is continuously investing in research and development.
MAN engines are used by the super yacht manufacturer Sunseeker, which is a pretty cool accolade!
MAN TGE and VW Crafter
The MAN TGE is a rebadged VW Crafter. Built in the same factory, the only real difference is the front end and different badges. These vans are becoming increasingly popular however it can be easier to find a better spec on the MAN vs the Crafter.
One of the biggest differences between the MAN and the Crafter is the servicing. Because of the truck and lorry routes of MAN their service centres are open across Europe 24/7. Focused on a quick turnaround of vehicles. If you’re ever in a jam on a long expedition you know you will be able to get help quickly.
The MAN TGE uses the same 2.0 TDI diesels as the VW Crafter, which means you’ll get an equally competitive fuel economy.
While the Volkswagen Crafter is a popular choice for campervans, the MAN TGE provides a unique alternative with its unique service offering and reliable performance.
Wildworx has switched from the Volkswagen Crafter to the MAN TGE for the larger conversions. We think it offers a better spec for our customers and a slightly better look.
Man TGE Campervans
MAN TGE Motorhomes are a new addition to the growing market of leisure vehicles and provide a unique solution for those looking for a compact and practical way to travel and explore new places.
This versatile and robust light commercial vehicle has been adopted by various big name motorhome manufacturers including Knaus, with more to come.
One of the standout features of MAN TGE campers is their compact size in comparison to some of the larger motorhomes on the market. Ideal for city driving around tiny European cities. The MAN TGE medium wheel base will also fit in a standard UK parking spot. Despite their small size, these campervans offer a surprising amount of space and comfort for a family of four.
The MAN TGE vehicle platform is built to handle tough conditions and is designed for long-distance travel, making it the perfect base for a campervan. With a range of powerful engines and efficient gearboxes, MAN TGE provides a smooth and comfortable ride, no matter where your travels take you.
One of the most appealing aspects of MAN TGE Campervans is their versatility. Whether you're a solo traveler, a family, or a couple, these campervans can be customised to meet your specific needs and preferences. With a variety of layouts, furniture options, and accessories available, you can create the perfect campervan to suit your lifestyle and budget.
All of the usual options are available when converting a MAN TGE. Most parts that are made for the Volkswagen Crafter will fit the MAN. For example alloy wheels, pop tops and awnings. There are more specialist MAN conversion parts hitting the market every month.
The MAN TGE is available in 4Motion, making it a great choice for a Swamper conversion.
Top reasons to consider a MAN TGE for your next Campervan Conversion
- Durability and Reliability: The Man TGE is built to handle demanding workloads and rough conditions, making it a great choice for those who need a vehicle that can perform consistently in all environments. With a rugged chassis and high-quality components, the Man TGE is designed to last and provides peace of mind for its owners.
- Versatile Design: The Man TGE is a highly versatile vehicle platform that can be configured for a wide range of applications, including delivery vans, minibuses, and campervans. This makes it a great option for those who need a vehicle that can be adapted to meet their specific needs and requirements.
- Efficient Performance: The Man TGE is equipped with a range of powerful and efficient engines, making it a great choice for those who need to maximise fuel efficiency and minimise operating costs. With advanced technology and low emissions, the Man TGE is designed to deliver performance and efficiency that meets the needs of modern businesses and consumers.
- Comfortable Living Space: The Man TGE Campervan provides a comfortable and practical living space that is perfect for road trips and extended travel. With a compact design and well-appointed interior, the Man TGE Campervan offers all the amenities you need to make your travels as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
- Easy to Drive and Manage: The Man TGE is a user-friendly vehicle that is easy to drive and maintain. With a simple and intuitive control system, it provides a smooth and responsive driving experience that makes it easy to handle on the road. Additionally, with a range of practical features and a compact design, the Man TGE is easy to manage and maintain, making it a great choice for those who need a practical and convenient vehicle for their travels.
- Market Leader Service Centres: 24/7 servicing across Europe is included with every MAN purchase. This is an unusual benefit that should be taken into account. Especially for anyone interested in Overlanding.
Wildworx MAN TGE Campervan Conversions
MAN TGE Campervans are a great choice for those looking for a compact and practical way to travel. With their versatile design, robust construction, and comfortable living space, these campervans provide an excellent home-on-wheels experience for any type of traveler. Whether you're looking for an adventurous road trip or a comfortable way to explore new places, MAN TGE Campervans are an excellent choice.
All the usual Overlander kit can be fitted. From full solar panel system, lithium batteries and under chassis protection.
Wildworx offers a range of Campervan Conversions and has completed several on the MAN TGE. Got questions for us? Get in touch with our team who would be happy to help. Alternatively take a look at our Campervans for Sale for campers that are ready to drive away.