Along with announcing the new Mack Anthem highway tractor
, Mack Trucks
also revealed new upgrades for its Mack Granite and Mack Pinnacle models. On the exterior, new LED headlights and a new grille for its Pinnacle model will match the Mack Anthem. On the interior, upgrades include a new dash with guage cluster and controls, new center console, HVAC controls, steering wheel, Co-Pilot display, and information and entertainment options, to name a few.
A new gauge cluster and dash layout improves visibility and readability, and puts frequently used controls at the driver’s fingertips. Switches are repositioned higher on the dash, while the Mack mDRIVE automated manual transmission shift pad is now within easier reach as well. The dash panel has room for up to 18 easy-to-read switches, which feature laser etched labeling that won’t rub off, even after repeated use over the life of the truck.
HVAC controls now include Automatic Temperature Control that maintains the temperature set by the driver. A new lower center console includes cup holders and storage bins, and can be easily removed for cleaning. Multiple 12-volt and USB charging ports are available throughout the dash. A new non-slip pad on top of the dash features two USB charging ports.
The racecar-inspired flat-bottom steering wheel improves driver comfort and makes entering and exiting the vehicle easier. The new steering wheel also gives the driver a better view of the dash, and can be equipped with illuminated cruise control, Bluetooth and audio system buttons.
Updates to the Mack’s Co-Pilot display, located behind the steering wheel, include a new 5-inch, full-color screen for better visibility and more intuitive navigation through its many functions. Co-Pilot provides drivers a convenient way to monitor vehicle information, including engine and oil temperatures, trip odometers, aftertreatment status, tire pressures and more. A Pre-Trip Assistant guides drivers through inspection points and includes a single person exterior light inspection mode. Controls for the Co-Pilot functions are located on the updated right-hand steering column stalk.
A new information and entertainment option, featuring a 7-inch touchscreen display, is available in both the Pinnacle and Granite models, providing safe access to Apple Car Play, satellite radio, weather band radio and TomTom truck navigation. The display is also compatible with third-party back-up camera systems.