MAN LION'S COACH WINS RUSSIAN TOURIST BUS OF THE YEAR AWARD
Busworld Russia (23 – 25 October) was the stage for the announcement of the awards for the “The Best Commercial Vehicle of the Year in Russia”. In the category Tourist / intercity bus of the Year the winner was MAN with the this year in Russia launched new Lion's Coach. The Best Bus of the Year became Vector Next and the award for Best Electrobus of the Year was presented to Kamaz.
The Russian awards are an initiative of Comtrans, the specialized trade magazine for commercial vehicle sector in Russia. All together during the “The Best Commercial Vehicle of the Year in Russia” awards night at Busworld Russia powered by Autotrans, awards were presented in nine categories. Russian Truck of the Year became MB Actros MP IV, Van/light-duty is Gazelle NEXT 4.6 CMF, City bus of the Year Vector NEXT, Tourist / intercity bus of the Year is MAN Lion’s Coach, the Electrobus of the Year is KAMAZ-6282, Pick-up of the year Mercedes-Benz X-class, a special award for success in the development of the Russian market was presented to GAZ Group, Prospect of the Year became Kamaz-5490 and Person of the Year is Vladimir Novik, CEO Iveco-AMT LLC.
The first Russian Commercial of the Year contest was held in 2001 of which the award ceremony took place that year within the framework of the exhibition "Comtrans", which was held in Moscow on the Khodynka field. In 2016, together with Comtrans, Busworld Russia hosted for the first time the Russian Commercial Vehicle Awards. Now every other year the awards will be handed over at Comtrans and Busworld. The jury consists of leading journalists of Russian specialised magazines.