GRAND AWARD COACH: LION'S COACH TAKES IT ALL
For the first time since their foundation, MAN has won the Grand Award Coach with their Lion’s Coach. On top of that, they also went home with the Comfort Label and Design Label. “I couldn’t be any prouder”, says Rudi Kuchta, head of Bus Sales at MAN Truck & Bus.
MAN also gets the Comfort Label and Design Label
For the first time since their foundation, MAN has won the Grand Award Coach with their Lion’s Coach. On top of that, they also went home with the Labels for comfort and design. “I couldn’t be any prouder”, says Rudi Kuchta, head of Bus Sales at MAN Truck & Bus. “Winning a Grand Award at the world’s best exhibition with an ever-increasing international character not only creates trust in our customers, but also in all our employees who helped develop and market the new Lion’s Coach”.
For Kuchta, the Grand Awards on Busworld have highest value in the bus industry. “That we are given the honour to take the Grand Award Coach home is really awesome. Even more if you know that there were eleven other candidates this year. This Grand Award is always a plus, especially because the winner is chosen by a professional jury”.
The new Lion’s Coach is marketed just below the Neoplan Tourliner. Kuchta does not fear any cannibalism as the Tourliner mainly aims for the premium segment. The Lion’s Coach is configured differently but those who like the look and feel of the Lion’s Coach can easily upgrade their touring car to the premium segment. The Lion’s Coach comes in four versions. Striking: the wheelchair user lift is located below the first axis, which has the great advantage that no cargo space is lost.
The new Lion’s Coach is headed to a successful future. Kuchta is pretty confident. Figures do not lie. Look at Belgium. MAN has been claiming the leading position there. We are certain this leading position will not be compromised this year, since already thirty touring cars of the youngest generation have been ordered so far.