On-Highway Trucks, Buses, and Engines

Penske New Zealand’s on-highway portfolio boasts some of the most innovative and well-respected brands in the industry. We distribute heavy-duty commercial vehicle brands Western Star Trucks, MAN Truck & Bus, and Dennis Eagle, and heavy-duty diesel engine brand, Detroit.

Additionally, we also provide full retail functions for Western Star Trucks, MAN Truck & Bus, and Dennis Eagle across all locations.

Western Star Trucks

Penske New Zealand is the exclusive distributor of the Western Star Trucks brand, a premier producer of hand-crafted heavy-duty trucks engineered for the toughest vocations.

Built by hand for the ultimate attention to detail, Western Star trucks are designed tough to transport heavy-duty loads over long distances.

Originating in the USA in 1967 and part of the Daimler AG group since 2000, Western Star specialises in the provision of solutions that meet customer specifications and featuring powerful engines from Detroit and Cummins.

Unrivalled on durability and with superior cabin space, outstanding driver comfort, and low whole-life costs, Western Star trucks are exceptional transport solutions that are perfectly suited to our unique conditions and give customers a great return on investment.

Penske also provides full retail functions for Western Star Trucks at all locations.

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MAN Truck & Bus

With a history dating back over 250 years and a world-class pedigree, MAN Truck & Bus produces some of the world’s finest trucks and buses.

Proudly distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Penske, MAN’s truck generation boasts excellent driver fit, great efficiency and economy features, optimised uptime, and makes for a strong business partner.

When it comes to excellent driver fit, the streamlined and modern MAN workspace sets a new benchmark. Seriously spacious, our intuitive dash layout and luxurious rest and sleep area make the perfect work environment. Combined with innovative driver assistance features and an advanced aerodynamic design, your driver won’t want to leave the cabin.

Delivering great efficiency and economy, your MAN will take you further with less. Economical engines and improved aerodynamics, along with other efficiency-enhancing innovations, yield remarkable fuel savings that result in increased profits for your business.

This is further complemented by our highly reliable and fully integrated technology and design philosophy which delivers optimised uptime and tangible gains for you. Extended oil drain intervals mean less time off the road, and our extensive national dealer network minimises downtime for your business and maximises support.

All of this is underpinned through MAN’s comprehensive 24/7 roadside assist program, customised repair and maintenance packages, and generous warranties. MAN is your business’ strong partner.

And our bus range redefines efficiency, safety, and comfort and caters for a wide range of customer applications from heavy-duty, long-distance transportation solutions to city bus, coach, and school buses.

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Dennis Eagle

Exclusively distributed by Penske New Zealand, Dennis Eagle is a market leader in refuse collection vehicles offering among the greatest visibility in its class, and specifically designed to meet the wide range of applications that comprise this rapidly expanding market.

Equipping customers with the reliability that will last beyond their contract term and the required technologies to stay ahead of changing demands while providing exceptional performance, Dennis Eagle vehicles are powered by well-proven Cummins engines and Allison transmissions.

Key characteristics of the Dennis Eagle range include the integration of excellent safety features such as one-step entry and exit cab, tall and wide door openings, true flat floors, large glass areas for maximum visibility in addition to well-positioned grab handles and a high visibility mirror package.

Penske also provides full retail functions for Dennis Eagle at all locations.

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Penske is the exclusive distributor of Detroit diesel engines across New Zealand.

The benchmark in reliability and performance, Detroit has a proven track record in the design and manufacture of heavy-duty diesel engines and offers customers a superior level of reliability and performance.

Available in a wide variety of horsepower and torque configurations, all Detroit on-highway products have value-added features designed to deliver the lowest cost of ownership.

Our engines are backed with our industry-best warranty packages, genuine parts, advanced technical expertise, maintenance programs, and a well-established and extensive network of branches and dealers across New Zealand.

With Detroit, there’s no compromise.

Click here to learn more or visit detroitanz.com.


Contact our team

Dean Hoverd

Western Star, MAN Truck and Bus, and Dennis Eagle

Peter Moczydlowski