OVER 100 MAN / UNVI DOUBLE-DECKER BUSES IN KOREA
In Korea, there are now over 100 double-decker buses based on an MAN chassis in operation. They are particular used for commuters. The double-deckers are based on the MAN RR4 3-axle chassis and have a body from Spanish builder UNVI.
MAN Truck & Bus Korea recently delivered four buses to the Korean transport company Kyung Nam Bus. Kyung Nam Bus now operates a total of 37 MAN double-decker buses, which are mainly used by commuters. The vehicles travel between the city of Seoul and the outskirts of the South Korean capital. Since part of their route covers the motorway where it is mandatory to wear a seatbelt, the double-deckers have been equipped like intercity buses. With these four buses there are now 103 of these MAN / UNVI double-decker buses operating on the streets of Korea. The 13 metres long buses are powered by the D26 460-hp (338 kW) 6-cylinder diesel engine which complies with the Euro 6 standard, and a MAN TipMatic 12-speed gearbox. Features including the electronic brake system (EBS), electronic stability program (ESP) and the Lane Guard System (LGS) ensure the safety of passengers and the driver.
The double deckers are popular because of their high capacity. “Overcrowded buses are a part of daily life in Korea. Since the double-deckers are deployed, the situation has noticeably improved. It’s therefore no surprise that the buses are a big hit amongst passengers, with many travelling exclusively on these vehicles. They appreciate the spaciousness and view out of the second level", says Max Burger, Managing Director at MAN Truck & Bus Korea.