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International Design Award for the MAN Lion’s City Hybrid

Illustrious panel at Challenge Bibendum in Berlin honours MAN city bus for its "intelligent" vehicle design.

The communications and expert team from MAN Truck & Bus at the Challenge Bibendum in Berlin are happy to have taken the Design Award in the “Urban Bus” category.

The MAN Lion’s City Hybrid has been honoured with the Design Award in the category "Urban Bus" by an international panel at the Challenge Bibendum 2011 in Berlin. The panel of judges, which included designers, technical experts and journalists from Brazil, China, Germany, France and Japan praised the "aesthetically sophisticated" design of the city bus, which is the successful embodiment of a sustainable mobility concept in an intelligent vehicle design.

Thanks to its innovative drive concept, the MAN Lion’s City Hybrid consumes up to 30 percent less fuel than a conventional, diesel-powered city bus. That is the equivalent of a CO2 reduction of around 30 percent. Moreover, the fact that the MAN Lion’s City Hybrid pulls away from traffic lights and bus stops in almost complete silence is compelling. The Design Award is the second prize that MAN's city bus has received for its attractive looks - it has already been honoured with the "red dot" award.