Mack Trucks debuted its powerful, aerodynamic and comfortable new Mack Anthem™ highway model today during the inaugural 2017 North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta, Georgia. The Anthem’s bold design, coupled with its driver-focused interior, stakes a claim as the new highway hero.
Mack also announced that Bendix Wingman Fusion, a camera- and radar-based driver assistance solution, comes standard on all Anthem models. Fusion provides collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning, assisting drivers in staying safe on the highway.
Wingman Fusion is installed at Lehigh Valley Operations in Macungie, Pennsylvania, where all Mack truck models for North America and export are assembled. Fusion gathers input through radar, camera and the braking system, enabling multisystem integration and intelligent communication among components. This helps improve safety on the highways.
“We launched the Mack Anthem less than two weeks ago, and already we’ve received numerous inquiries from dealers and customers, all liking what they see,” said Jonathan Randall, senior vice president of sales for Mack Trucks North America. “The Anthem is unique and bold, but also aerodynamic, spacious and fuel-efficient. We believe these features offer improved total cost of ownership to our customers, including assisting them in attracting and retaining drivers.”
Mack showcased six Mack Anthem models, including the Day Cab, 48-inch Flat Top sleeper and 70-inch Stand Up sleeper models at NACV.
The Mack Anthem stands out with a bold grille featuring a distinctive bridge element bearing the Mack wordmark, and an all-new exterior design with optimized aerodynamics for improved fuel economy. New driving and living environments increase driver comfort and productivity.
Also on display are the Mack® Granite® and Pinnacle™ models, which have also been updated with new ergonomic interiors for all-day comfort. Pinnacle also gains the new sleeper configurations rolled out with Anthem. Mack’s highly proven, high performing integrated powertrain will be featured as well, including theMack MP®8 TC with turbo compounding, and Mack mDRIVE™ automated manual transmission.
All eight Mack models on display come standard with Mack GuardDog® Connect, a proactive telematics solution that improves diagnostics and reduces down time. In addition, each truck features Mack’s ClearTech™ One single-unit exhaust aftertreatment system that saves weight and frame rail space by combining the DPF and SCR into one package.