MAN Lion’s City wins BEST OF mobility reader’s choice 2019
The MAN Lion’s City took first place at the BEST OF mobility reader’s choice 2019. The trendsetting city bus series won in the category: Public Transport in the field of Infrastructure.
- MAN Lion’s City wins BEST OF mobility reader’s choice 2019
- The award was presented as part of the IAA 2019 in Frankfurt am Main on 11 September 2019
- The MAN Lion’s City impressed with its diverse drive concepts: diesel, natural gas, hybrid and electric
- The award is presented by VISION mobility, Deloitte and the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA)
The MAN Lion’s City has been rolling off the assembly line in the MAN plant in the Polish city of Starachowice since May of this year. The new MAN city bus series particularly stands out due to its various needs-oriented drive concepts for public transport. In addition to diesel and gas engines, a hybrid concept is also offered for both versions. The MAN EfficientHybrid system reduces both fuel consumption and emissions due to its series-standard stop-start function and intelligent energy management. The fully electric MAN Lion’s City E will be delivered from the second half of 2020 for completely emissions-free passenger transport. Independent design elements emphasise the distinctiveness of the electric drive, with the most noticeable of these being the omission of the engine tower, the placement of the batteries on the roof, and the resulting additional seats in the rear. The fully electric driveline allows the Lion’s City E to reliably ensure a range of 200 km (and up to 270 km in favourable conditions) over the entire service life of the batteries.
“Our new generation of city buses means MAN is ready for the future! The new MAN Lion’s City is a comprehensive vehicle concept for various drive types. The award received as part of the BEST OF mobility reader’s choice 2019 is further great recognition of the entire team’s many years of commitment. The team, which spans several departments, has worked tirelessly to produce outstanding results – and has been successful in doing so,” said Rudi Kuchta, Head of Product & Sales Bus and Speaker Business Area Bus at MAN Truck & Bus.
The fact that all the specified drive concepts were taken into consideration at the launch of the new Lion’s City series impressed both the jury in the nomination process and the over 1,000 readers of the VISION mobility trade magazine who cast their vote. The award was presented as part of the IAA 2019 in Frankfurt am Main.
“We’re thrilled that the Lion’s City series was awarded the cross-industry image award: BEST OF mobility 2019 in the category of ‘Public Transport’,” says Siegfried Seidel, Head of Product Marketing & Technical Support at MAN Truck & Bus Deutschland GmbH, and adds: “This vote clearly shows that the newly launched city bus series MAN Lion’s City has been very well received in the market and covers almost all conceivable customer requirements.”
The new product and image award from the trade magazine VISION mobility is awarded every two years together with the accounting firm Deloitte and the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA).