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The Neoplan Cityliner Platin special edition and the new MAN Lion's Intercity LE were voted "Coach of the Year in Spain" and "Bus of the Year in Spain”.
MAN Truck & Bus Iberia won two awards at the National Transport Awards 2022 in Madrid: The Neoplan Cityliner Platin special edition and the new MAN Lion's Intercity LE were voted "Coach of the Year in Spain" and "Bus of the Year in Spain”.
"We are very pleased to receive these two awards, which are highly prestigious. At the same time, they make us incredibly proud. After all, they prove that the new MAN Lion's Intercity LE has already been very well received on the market after such a short time and that the Neoplan Cityliner is continuing its success story. After being voted international ‘Coach of the Year’ in its 50th anniversary year, the coach has now also convinced the jury in Spain – a great success," said Rudi Kuchta, Head Business Unit Bus at MAN Truck & Bus.
The National Transport Awards are organized by the trade magazines "Transporte 3" and "Viajeros". The jury is made up of customers and industry experts from Spain, including mainly managers from public transport and bus companies.
Just a few months ago, the Neoplan Cityliner Platin model was voted "Coach of the Year 2022" by international trade journalists from 22 countries. The jury was particularly impressed by the overall concept of performance, economy, safety, comfort and above all the timeless design. With the "Coach of the Year in Spain" award, the Neoplan Cityliner is now continuing its success story that began five decades ago. The "Platin" special edition was launched to mark the coach's anniversary last year. It is powered by a powerful and modern Euro 6 six-cylinder engine – perfectly matched with the new ZF EcoLife Coach 2 six-speed automatic transmission, which is designed for use in intercity buses and coaches and is also suitable for demanding routes. Because especially in situations which require frequent shifting within a very short time due to constant braking and powerful acceleration, the transmission can convince thanks to its high efficiency.
The Neoplan Cityliner also scored points with its high-quality driver's workplace and innovative safety and assistance systems. Among other things, the vehicle is equipped with the active, electronically adjustable MAN Comfort Drive Suspension (CDS) damping system, the turning assistant with active warning function and pedestrian detection, and MAN OptiView – the world's first mirror replacement system for coaches.
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