Mack Trucks unveils the next generation of their big rigs – the 2018 Mack Anthem lineup of highway long-haul and short-range trucks. The truck features new style, but the major changes are within, especially inside the cab. The new Mack Anthem features a new layout of gauges and switches that provide the driver more precise control and also offer the latest driver aids. This is not an autonomous truck, but it does offer adaptive cruise with steering wheel mounted controls.
The new cabin combines features you may find in a 2018 pickup truck with the additional gauges and information needed for heavy hauling in a semi truck. There is bluetooth integration for your phone and music, adjustable steering wheel column – but the air brakes, diesel exhaust brake, load measurement, additional temperature gauges are all there as well.
Mack is offering the latest lineup of turbo-diesel engines ranging from 325 – 505 horsepower and 1,260 – 1,860 lb-ft of torque. There are three cab configurations, three engine choices, six transmission choice from manual to automatic, and two suspension setups (including air suspension).
We don’t yet have any videos of the new Mack Anthem, but he is a look at another big rig car transporter.