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Busworld 2015 with MAN Truck & Bus

MAN will be represented with its comprehensive bus expertise at this year’s “Busworld 2015″ trade fair, taking place from 16 to 21 October 2015 in Kortrijk, Belgium. Whether it is a luxury coach with a bistro upgrade or an application-optimised city bus and intercity bus – individuality, innovation and interactivity are reflected in the MAN product range.

At booth 204 in Hall 2 visitors can look forward to viewing the full range of MAN Truck & Bus buses, featuring a wealth of innovations. The key topics will be fuel efficiency and safety.

MAN city buses – safe, efficient, comfortable

Over the past three years, the Lion’s City has been consistently product optimised, in order to offer customers the best possible quality and maximum benefit. The key measures implemented: weigh optimisation, improved serviceability, greater passenger capacity as well as s acity as well as significantly lower fuel consumption.

Particular attention has been paid to efficiency and optimisation of fuel consumption. In addition to various weight-reducing measures and Euro 6 exhaust technology, there are also features such as Idle Shutdown and the new automatic transmission software for ZF EcoLife Step 3 as well as a new two-stage air compressor.

Another highlight at the fair is MAN’s new city bus doors, a robust and maintenance-free solution for tough everyday conditions.

In addition to efficiency-boosting measures, MAN has also comprehensively enhanced its city bus portfolio in terms of driver comfort. For example, MAN is one of the first manufacturers of city buses to offer the new ISRI NTS2 generation of driver’s seats as standard, with MAN placing particular emphasis on comfort and ergonomics in the cockpit, the driver’s workplace.

Key features of this are the lumbar support, the 3D adjustable seat and seat air conditioning.

Lion’s Intercity makes its trade fair début at Busworld 2015

Rudi Kuchta - Busworld 2015
Rudi Kuchta

The MAN Lion’s Intercity is being exhibited at an international bus fair for the first time in Kortrijk. It is tailored specifically for long-distance use, or as a shuttle bus, as well as for use as a robust school bus, and combines first class convenience with great functionality and superior safety along with top MAN quality.

“Busworld is the bus fair in Europe, although it also attracts industry professionals from around the world. It is an ideal platform for showcasing the broad range of buses available from MAN and NEOPLAN and for informing visitors about our customer-oriented services.

We also value the personal contact with our customers.”

Rudi Kuchta, Senior Vice President, Bus Sales at MAN Truck & Bus AG

The vehicle not only sets standards with its striking, aerodynamically optimised design and excellent driving characteristics, but first and foremost with its efficient fuel consumption and low life-cycle costs. The concept behind the low TCO: consistent lightweight construction. Also, sophisticated aerodynamics and great ease of maintenance and repair contribute to the low operating costs.

Prize-winning NEOPLAN Tourliner

At Busworld 2015 in Kortrijk, an international panel of judges will award the IBC Comfort Award 2015 to the NEOPLAN Tourliner for its exceptional level of comfort. In the outdoor area of the Xpo Centre in Kortrijk, it will be possible to take a ride in the luxurioar vehicle with VIP seating for 32 passengers.

The seat rows on the left are individual seats, while the rows on the right are double seats. The interior fittings include easy-to-view monitors, a 56 litre fridge and a handy on-board kitchen.

MAN and NEOPLAN coaches – with added enhancements on request

In Kortrijk, MAN will also be presenting highlights from its Bus Modification Center (BMC) for buses and coaches, which meets special customer requirements when it comes to giving the final finish to their buses. The NEOPLAN Cityliner has an individual lounge interior designed by the BMC, which supports communication on the road. This includes a special light and sound system, specifically designed for this coach.

“Busworld 2015 in Kortrijk is the largest bus trade fair in the world. This is where all of the most important bus manufacturers, builders and suppliers meet. The focus is not only on the Benelux countries and France as target export markets.

Customers from Germany and the entire world come to Kortrijk, which is why this show has established its position as a leading trade fair. MAN is there to reveal its premieres, innovations and ideas covering all important issues relating to buses to industry professionals, to talk to customers and experts and to sell buses, of course.”

Heinz Kiess, MAN booth manager at Kortrijk Busworld 2015, Head of High Floor Product Marketing

Heinz Kiess - Busworld 2015
Heinz Kiess

The NEOPLAN Skyliner double-decker coach combines two functions in a single vehicle: On the lower deck, there is a bistro where passengers can socialise, with a spacious L-shaped, fully equipped galley, 18 Exclussivo-Plus seats and two face-to-face double seat seating groups with height-adjustable tables.

 

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