FIFTY YEARS OF NEOPLAN SKYLINER
German coach and bus manufacturer MAN (Neoplan) is celebrating the anniversary of its Skyliner doubledecker coach, which entered the market fifty years ago, on April 26th 1967. Since then, almost 5,000 Neoplan Skyliners have been sold worldwide.
The Neoplan Skyliner knew how to impress. The founder of the double-decker touring class cannot only look back over many years of tradition, but also to great popularity among its customers - to date, almost 5,000 Neoplan Skyliners have rolled onto the roads throughout the world, offering passengers a unique dimension in luxury coach travel. This worldwide fleet includes some particularly striking examples, such as the quad-axle Megaliner or the articulated double-decker Jumbocruiser. And many customers also had specific plans for the Neolan Skyliner: for example, the double-decker from Germany was used as a 15 m quad-axle coach at Cape Canaveral, as a shuttle for a casino in Philadelphia and as a mobile home for a pilgrimage by an Arab royal family.
The Neoplan Skyliner is now in its seventh generation, yet has lost none of its attraction, as proven by its numerous awards. Clear lines and sharp edges in glass and sheet metal are combined with uncompromising aerodynamics that set new standards in the touring coach premium class. The consistent lines, the award-winning “Sharp Cut” design from Neoplan, form the basis for the Skyliner shape and identify the double-decker touring coach as a member of the current Neoplan family. This new interpretation sees traditional design features such as the forward-thrusting window frames harmoniously combined with new style elements such as the diamond cut in the upper side windows, modelled taperings towards the rear on both sides and a striking front end.
And the success story continues: Alongside its use as a luxury touring coach, the Neoplan Skyliner is winning over more and more transport companies and communities as a suitable vehicle for intercity use.