At the beginning of September, the 22-strong expert jury invited five bus manufacturers from across Europe to take part in the Coach Euro Test in Sibiu, Romania. After a week of comprehensive testing, numerous test drives and intensive technical discussions, the jury decided that the MAN Lion’s Coach was the clear winner of “Coach of the Year 2020”.
The international expert jury were particularly impressed by the coach’s coherent concept – combining cost-efficiency, comfort and practicality – as well as the way the coach pairs innovative technology with a modern design. The journalists were blown away by the Lion’s Coach’s top-quality driver’s workplace and its superb handling. Special mention was made of the new high-performance and incredibly efficient driveline in the engine compartment. The jury also paid tribute to the smart integration of the wheelchair lift over the front axle, creating more flexibility in terms of how the bus is used without limiting the size of the luggage compartment.
The prize was handed over as part of Busworld 2019’s opening ceremony and awards show at its new trade fair location in Brussels.