MAN bus of the year 2015

MAN’s Lion's City GL CNG has been named Bus of the Year 2015 by a panel of trade journalists

MAN bus of the year 2015
MAN Lion's City GL CNG

The MAN Lion's City GL CNG has been named Bus of the Year 2015 after being found to be clean, powerful and economical.

The 18.75 metre long natural gas-powered articulated bus cruised past the competition at full throttle in order to claim the title.

The competition entries were judged by a panel of trade journalists from across Europe at this year’s Bus Euro Test.

The Lion's City GL CNG is designed for inner city routes with particularly high passenger volumes, which played a role in securing the title.

The 18.75 metre long articulated bus boasts a transport capacity of up to 142 passengers and features five double width doors – making it the only five door bus on the market.

Such innovations ensure optimal passenger flow and reduced waiting time at stops.

The vehicle is also fitted with three fold-out chairs which the driver can control, meaning more standing room can be made available in the event of a large influx of passengers.

The ticket validation machines are capable of scanning electronic tickets purchased by smartphone, the bus offers passengers internet access via a free Wi-Fi hotspot and its screens are individually programmable.

The trophy will be awarded in September at the 2014 incarnation of the IAA Commercial Vehicles Fair in Hanover, Germany.

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