FIVE MERCEDES-BENZ CITARO WITH EYE-CATCHING INTERIOR DESIGN
“And now for something completely different” could probably be the mission statement of German bus operator Spillmann. Over the years this company has put a lot of effort into making a journey on a public bus a real experience. So it had ordered 4 Mercedes-Benz Citaro hybrids and a Citaro articulated bus with a very special interior design. They are now handed over.
The company from Bietigheim has put these individually designed buses, customised to the respective line, in operation. The Citaro passengers can look forward to a very special interior. Every vehicle is designed according to a theme. For example, there is a "Skipper" vehicle which has a floor made of ship planks and printed side walls that give passengers a view of the open sea or sandy beaches. In the "Astronomy" bus the floor is printed like the surface of the moon and the side walls show a view from the moon to the earth and into the universe. The "Bietigheim" vehicle visualises the highlights of the Bietigheim-Bissingen region on the side walls. The floor in this bus has a quarry stone design. In the "Vintage" bus, Spillmann has given the side walls a colourful 1960s design and it additionally features untreated steel handrails with a vintage character. In the Citaro articulated bus the seat colours create four different zones. This "mobility" bus features an asphalt flooring design including tyre tracks and central reservation.
The idea behind this is to make local public transport more attractive with cool and unique vehicles. Spillmann started this years ago. It is the companies philosophy to stand out from other run-of-the-mill public buses by creating buses offering a special experience. This means that virtually every Spillmann public service bus has special design highlights: from handrails in a chrome or vintage look to eye-catching printed floors and side walls or specially upholstered seats.