New MAN TGX PerformanceLine is first to take to roads in Northern Ireland


CJ Keys International)

Leading truck manufacturer MAN Truck & Bus UK has put its first MAN TGX26.640 PerformanceLine on the road with CJ Keys International.

The standout blue truck will be driven by CJ Keys International’s owner Robert Keys and he says he is looking forward to being behind the wheel of the flagship vehicle in his fleet of nine.

He said: “The truck really does stand out and when I saw it I liked it, but you don’t spend that kind of money on a ‘want’. I am not a showman, but I do appreciate the finer things in life and this fits that description.

“Ultimately though, they have to earn their keep and this truck is going to be out on the roads doing the same jobs as all the others and I am expecting it to be as efficient as the other MANs in the fleet.”

Robert says the service provided by his dealer RK Trucks and the MAN sales team was also a key factor in his decision to run an almost 100 per cent MAN fleet for his business which is headquartered in Tobermore.

“I always have excellent service at RK Trucks, they understand our business needs and are always very obliging, and the MAN sales team actively seek me out to see what they can offer.

“The team are always trying to make sure that they can come up with the packages that meet your needs as an operator and I am impressed by that.

“The PerformanceLine has come with a three years comprehensive warranty plus two years driveline warranty so we are covered for five years.”

Mark Lennox, MAN sales executive added: “At MAN we make sure we are always listening to what our customers and potential customers are saying and endeavour to meet their individual requirements.

“We are delighted that Robert is looking forward to being behind the wheel of this new truck and that he will see efficiencies and enjoy the benefits the PerformanceLine brings.

“It is certainly a standout vehicle and will make an excellent flagship for CJ Keys International’s fleet.”

Vehicle details:

Model                                   TGX 26.640 6x2/2 BLS

Cab                                        XXL sleeper “PerformanceLine”

                                                Twin bunks

                                                Air management kit

                                                Chrome roof lights

                                                Air horns

                                                Lower chrome lights

                                                Leather interior

Engine                                  MAN D3876

                                                15.2 litre 6 cylinder

Power                                   640 hp   at 1800 rpm

Torque                                 3000 Nm at 900 – 1400 rpm

Gearbox                              MAN Tipmatic 12 speed

Suspension                         Steel/Air

Wheelbase                         2600 mm

Plated weight                    44t GTW