The coronavirus pandemic has presented major challenges for the international coach sector over the last year.
MAN Lion’s Coach as “Coach of the Year 2020”
These challenges make it even more important for companies, drivers and passengers alike to have absolute confidence in their vehicle’s- such as, in this case, the new MAN Lion’s Coach. The “Coach of the Year 2020” has made a strong impression on customers all over Europe and further afield. MAN Truck & Bus only recently delivered 80 of the popular coaches to Saudi Arabia, a milestone for the company.
To support bus operators and travel businesses as much as possible and to protect passengers, bus drivers and couriers from becoming infected with the virus, MAN Truck & Bus quickly developed measures to ensure hygiene, and is continuing to develop these. Therefore, there is a protective wall for drivers, which can be retrofitted into the MAN Lion’s Coach. The pane, which reaches up to the ceiling, keeps the driver’s cab separate from the passenger area.
High-performance ventilation systems are used to ensure an effective air flow and therefore provide as much fresh air as possible, whether it’s summer or winter. This means that the air inside the bus is completely replaced with fresh air every two to four minutes.
The MAN Lion’s Coach guarantees safety for all passengers thanks to a range of features including innovative assistance systems, the torsion-proof skeleton with fire protection, and the bigger glass skylight, which makes it easier to escape in case of emergency. Passengers and drivers are also guaranteed to reach their destinations as comfortably and reliably as possible.
Even during the difficult times of the coronavirus, MAN managed to deliver 25 of the state-of-the-art coaches to Turkey. Since last year they have been bringing travellers to their destinations in safety and in comfort. Kâmil Koç has put the MAN Lion’s Coach into service on the new “Aegean Route”, which connects Istanbul with Turkey’s Aegean region.
The operator, part of the Germany-based FlixBus network, opted for the 13-metre, two-axle version of the coach to offer its passengers a special travel experience. The vehicle’s black design is another distinctive aspect. Nor does the ample range of interior fittings and equipment leave anything to be desired, ensuring a relaxed journey for travellers even in hot temperatures.
Alongside passengers, drivers and bus companies, editorial teams and magazines have also been impressed by the new MAN Lion’s Coach. International trade journalists from 22 countries selected the new MAN Lion’s Coach as “Coach of the Year 2020”.