At the Brisbane Truck Show earlier this year many people got their first chance to get a close up view of the new Mack Anthem. However, the display was just the truck’s cabin and it was split open in order for show goers to walk through between the driver’s seat and the sleeper cab. Read more
At the recent Brisbane Truck Show, visitors got to see a couple of brands with new models and new features on display. These two brands come from either end of the heavy duty sector. The show was a chance to see what keeps these brands moving ahead and what we can expect from them in the future. Read more
The grand opening of the new Volvo national HQ saw the first Mack Anthem in Australia on the forecourt as the guests made their way into the event. The new facility was officially opened by Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, and Volvo Group Global President and CEO, Martin Lundstedt.
The question on the lips for many Mack enthusiasts in Australia is when does Mack Anthem arrive in Australia?
The answer to the question about how different will the Aussie Mack Anthem be is still open. This model is only recently launched in North America and the process of rejigging the design for Australia is going to take a while. However, the Australian Mack organisation has been involved since the original inception of the Anthem project, back in 2012. Their input was taken on board, so the shift from left hand drive to right hand drive could be feasible.
If we look at the fundamentals of the Mack Anthem, as it is sold on the North American market, we can also get a good idea of how the innovations will flow out when the model is introduced, down the track, to Australia.
The launch of a new model in the US and the Mack Anthem breakout opened up long haul possibilities for the truck maker, not only in North America, but also here in Australia. Diesel News traveled to the US to see what it’s all about.
The Mack Anthem’s first outing at a truck show was at the recent Mid America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky. Diesel News was there to see the new truck, to get a look and feel of the new model, before it heads over to Australia, some time soon.
The new Mack Anthem coming to Australia will be using the new platform released into the US market last year as a basis for new models to be developed. The Mack Anthem has now go into production in Mack’s plant in Allentown, Pennsylvania for the US market. Read more
Diesel News checks out Australian trucking according to Instagram. It’s a chance for trucks to show off their trucks or their photography skills
Here’s a great shot using backlighting to create some dust and some atmosphere:
The Mack Anthem came out in the USA last year. The question is as to whether this new styling from the US truck maker may be introduced as part of a future model range here in Australia? Watch this space!
Here we have another truckie/photographer getting the lighting just right. The natural light from the roof lights and doors mixes with the artificial light from the big sodium lamps to achieve just the right effect: