Big Bulldog has stacks of space for drivers in 2020
THE buzz has been building for a while now about the arrival of the Mack Anthem Down Under and it was easy to see why in Brisbane.
Style, size and functionality all expertly parcelled up in an eye-catching package synonymous with the iconic brand celebrating its 100th birthday in Australia this year.
A proud Mack Trucks Australia vice-president Dean Bestwick took time out from his show commitments to guide Big Rigs through the display cab - check out the video on our Facebook page if you haven't already.
"One of the best things for me is that this truck has robustness built into it," he said.
"All the functionality is in its rightful place; the human machine interface, all the tools we need for the trade are sitting there on the dash pane."
As Dean demonstrated, the ability to stand upright from behind the flat-bottomed steering wheel is also going to win fans when the truck arrives at Australian dealerships next year.
That feeling of space stretches back to the fully-integrated sleeper, the first of its kind for Mack.
"We're pretty excited about that for the linehaul segment, that's for sure," Dean said.
The sleeper also has plenty of overhead lockers, all modular design, with plenty of room for storage, a freezer chiller under the bed: "Everything you want at your fingertips when you're on the road".
All that remains now, said Dean, is for the engineers to finish analysing the road-testing that's under way with five Anthems running in northern Australia.