Ecological midibus e-CENTRO for the first time in Latvia


Bus manufacturer Otokar will present its new electric midibus called e-Centro for the first time in Latvia. It will be on display at the international automotive exhibition "Auto 23" in Riga from 28-30 April. The e-Centro will have a 110 kWh battery pack, will seat 32 passengers and will measure 6.6 m long, 2.45 m [...]

How a steering brake works


It steers more than it brakes: As with tracked vehicles, the steering brake manhandles a construction truck around even the tightest turns. Yet operating this manoeuvring aid is unbelievably simple: the touch of a button is all it takes. AREA OF APPLICATION & SPEED A Steering brake can only be used on rear twin-axle construction vehicles that [...]

2022 @MAN: a year full of highlights and challenges


The new eTruck, the new Lion’s City 10 E, batteries from Nuremberg, a European road trip in an electric bus, a successful IAA and exciting eMobility Days: 2022 was a turbulent yet good year for MAN. Here is our look back on the past year! Another year has passed already – and once again, it [...]

New MAN TGX – Truck of the Year 2021


The new MAN TGX is the “International Truck of the Year 2021” (ITOY). The ITOY Award is one of the most prestigious awards in the commercial vehicle market.

MAN presents Covid-19 test vehicle for fast PCR test results


MAN Truck & Bus has developed a unique, innovative diagnostic vehicle in cooperation with recognised experts from the health sector, which can be used to detect SARS CoV-2 infections safely and quickly at hotspots. The rolling laboratory is based on the MAN TGE van. With more than 500 tests per vehicle and day, the rolling laboratory is perfectly suited for carrying out tests directly on site if a potential infection is suspected, for example in old people’s homes, schools, companies or other institutions.

HEAD — first to own the new MAN TGX in Latvia


On October 7 this year, the first seven new MAN TGX trucks were handed over to SIA HEAD, the leading international cargo transporter in Latvia. The festive ceremony took place in Jaunmārupe at the service premises of SIA AVAR AUTO, the official importer of MAN Truck & Bus SE in Latvia. The proud owner of the first brand-new next-generation MAN TGX in Latvia, SIA HEAD has decided to replenish their fleet with several more new trucks of this make by the end of the year.

The new MAN TGX at the International Motor Show in Riga


From September 25 – 27 the official MAN Importer in Latvia, AVAR AUTO SIA, presented the new MAN TGX at the Riga International Motor Show, also called “AUTO 2020”. The show is one of the biggest automotive trade fairs in the Baltics, representing 112 exhibitors and welcoming an audience of 17,368 visitors.

The new MAN TGX test drive event


The new MAN truck generation test drive event was held in Latvia from 16-17 July, 2020 at off-road and go-kart park “333”. It was sunny, warm day and everyone was excited with the possibility to test the first new generation MAN TG series truck in Baltic’s.

19 new MAN TGE vans delivered to Latvian railway


The official importer of MAN Truck & Bus SE in Latvia, SIA Avar Auto, has entered into a cooperation agreement with SIA Transporent, or more commonly known as Sixt Leasing, for the purchase of 19 new MAN TGE 3.140 4×4 trucks. The new vehicles are intended for full-service car rental for the next five years at VAS “Latvian railway“ and already delivered to the company ‘s regional branches.

Bigger, more powerful and more efficient: MAN Lion’s City 18 E celebrates sales launch and première


The MAN Lion’s City 18 E is the ideal choice for servicing high-frequency routes in city traffic. Measuring 18 metres long, the electric articulated bus can take up to 120 passengers to their destinations safely, comfortably, and without producing emissions locally. The first demo buses will be premièred on the streets of Barcelona and Cologne in the second half of 2020.