09 Apr 2019

SECOND MINIBUS EURO TEST ON THE WAY

The second Minibus Euro Test in history is on the way. Today the international jury started the tests of the participating vehicles on a real public transport route in Madrid. The Minibus of the Year award is made possible by the agreement between Ifema, the organiser of the International Bus and Coach Fair, FIAA, and the trade journal Autobuses & Autocares, the official representative in Spain of the International Bus, Coach & Minibus of the Year Awards.

The Minibus Euro Test will select the winner of Europe’s Minibus of the Year to be announced at a special award night. The first edition of the Minibus Euro Test was held in 2017. The Minibus Euro Test will select the Minibus of the Year in Europe. The International Bus, Coach & Minibus of the jury, whose members are from leading journals on road passenger transport from 21 European countries, will assess the performance of the vehicles that are candidates for the Minibus of the Year.

The tests for the candidate vehicles have started this week on a special route in Madrid from and return to Ifema's facilities. This second edition of the Minibus Euro Test will focus on urban transport vehicles, and the participants will feature Europe’s main manufacturers. The Minibus of the Year Prize will be awarded at the end of the trials.

The tests include vehicle behaviour tests on a real public transport route designed for this purpose. The impressions and data obtained will be subsequently evaluated by the members of the Jury, and the winning vehicle will be chosen by vote. The jury has invited candidates to participate.

The first edition of the Minibus Euro Test was held in Spring 2017 and the trophy (photo) was presented during the International Bus and Coach Fair (FIAA) in Madrid. The Minibus of the Year was awarded to Iveco’s Daily Tourys model, and handed over to Sylvain Blaise, president of Iveco Bus. FIAA in 2017 brought together 128 companies representing 240 brands and 10,041 visitors from 47 countries. The next FIAA will be 6 to 9 October 2020 at Feria de Madrid.

At Busworld Europe the International Bus, Coach and Minibus of the Year Jury will announce the winner of the Coach Euro Test 2019 which will be held in September in Romania.



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