25 Feb 2020


The MAN Lion’s City E has been chosen as the winner of a special award for “outstanding achievements in design”, the iF Gold Award in the "Automobile/Vehicle/Bike" category. Jury pays homage to the company’s design engineering which says is ergonomic, aesthetically pleasing and consistent right down to the minutest detail, and to the high-quality appearance of the materials.

It is the fifth time MAN won the iF design award. The first award was with the MAN Lion’s Intercity (2016) followed by the Neoplan Tourliner (2017), MAN Lion’s Coach (2018), MAN Lion’s City (2019) and now with the MAN Lion’s City E it won the iF Gold Award.

The iF Award is result of a survey among 78 international design experts from more than 20 countries. They had to choose a total of 7,298 entries from 56 countries. The iF Gold Award is an acknowledgement for outstanding achievements in design.

The official opinion of the design judging panel of the iF International Forum stated: "In terms of the exterior of the vehicle, we were impressed by the front end with its brand-specific headlights, not to mention the use of glass surfaces and modular body parts. The interior of the vehicle is characterised by glistening high-quality materials and a modern colour scheme that is reflected even in the minutest details." The iF Design Award has been awarded annually since 1953 on the basis of established criteria. These criteria include the outer appearance and design of the product, the degree of innovation, ergonomics and functionality as well as environmental aspects.

The award winners will be honoured at a ceremony in Berlin on 4 May. "Compared to last year, the number of entries increased by around 1,000. With that in mind, we can take even greater pleasure from the fact that the MAN Lion’s City E came out on top – and won an iF Gold Award to boot," says Rudi Kuchta, Head of Business Unit Bus at MAN Truck & Bus."

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