The updated MAN Lion’s Coach, described as ‘modern yet timeless’, marks the launch of a new MAN design language at the front, rear and sides. The designers focused on clearly separating the functional areas of the driver’s cockpit and passenger compartment, the luggage compartment and the drive unit. The new headlights are an immediate eye-catcher. And for the first time – like the rear lights – they can be installed as all LED (light emitting diode). LED dipped and main beam lights are around 50 per cent brighter than halogens. Also, LED light is more diffuse and has a much greater range. A particularly distinctive feature of the new headlight is the strip-form brand-specific daytime running light. The interior is also ‘attractively’ refreshed.
A glance under the bonnet indicates that the new MAN Lion’s Coach looks as economical as ever. With its optimised Euro 6 engine, it also enjoys benefits including an extended axle ratio and increased power output. Lots of assistance systems are available, such as the topography-based MAN EfficientCruise cruise control system with the EfficientRoll coasting function, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), the Lane Guard System LGS and MAN Attention Guard. A new generation of shock absorbers and optimised chassis tuning is said to deliver enhanced ride comfort, improved handling and higher safety reserves.
This new MAN Lion’s Coach would be launched at this year’s Busworld in Kortrijk.