First MAN bus for Korea
MAN Truck & Bus Korea has launched MAN Lion’s Touring, the first and only cabriolet bus for sightseeing tours in Korea.
The MAN Lion’s Touring is the only cabriolet single decker being offered for sightseeing tours in Korea. It is also the first bus that MAN has launched on to the market in Korea. MAN has already been active in this market for 15 years as a provider of premium trucks.
With its sunroof and removable side windows, the MAN Lion’s Touring is ideally suited to the four seasons in Korea. In good weather, tourists have a significantly better view of the sights and cities. At 11.3 m long and 2.5 m wide, its manoeuvrability is a match even for narrow streets. Its power is provided by a 290 hp engine teamed with a six-speed automatic gearbox. There is space for up to 45 passengers on board the sightseeing cabriolet bus.
Mr Jung from Honeymoon Tour secured the first MAN Lion’s Touring: “In the 20 years that we have been offering sightseeing tours, I have always been on the look-out for a bus that can be easily adapted to the weather and surroundings. I am therefore extremely pleased to be the first customer to secure a MAN Lion’s Touring and to be able to use it on my tours.” The MAN Lion’s Touring will be used on the panorama tour in Seoul from November.
Max Burger, Managing Director at MAN Truck & Bus Korea, sees great potential in the bus market in Korea: “Our aim is to bring high-quality European buses to Korea. The launch of MAN Lion’s Touring marks the start of this.” The company’s plans include unveiling a low-floor bus powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) at the Seoul Motor Show next year. A double-decker bus will also follow soon.