MAN rolls out innovative bus models
Kortrijk (Belgium), October 26, 2013
German-based MAN Truck & Bus, a leading manufacturer of mass transport vehicles, presented a wide array of innovative transport solutions designed precisely to meet individual customer and market requirements at Busworld 2013 in Kortrijk, Belgium.
A leading global trade fair for bus industry and accessories, Busworld 2013, was held in the Belgian town from October 18 to 23.
At Busworld 2013, MAN exhibited its entire range of buses equipped with economical CNG engines and and powerful Euro 6 engines with the highlights being the world premiere of the Euro 6 version of the versatile Neoplan Jetliner combination bus and the introduction of a BRT version of the Lion's City GL bus.
David van Graan, the head of the MAN Center Middle East and VP (Sales & Marketing) said: "Technological progress and innovative products have always been what distinguishes MAN and this is clearly re-flected in the products exhibited at Busworld 2013."
"With our insights into transportation requirements and our wide product portfolio, MAN offers a compelling array of buses to meet customer needs across the globe along with eco-friendly alternatives like CNG buses which are increasingly attract-ing attention and interest in the Middle East," he noted.
According to him, MAN had displayed its range of CNG buses at the high-profile event with the Lion's City CNG being a prime example, which has proven its efficiency already in the Middle East.
MAN, said vaan Graan, has more than 40 years of experience with natural-gas buses and has since 2000 delivered more than 7,500 natural-gas buses, bus chassis with natural-gas engines and individual natural-gas engines.
There are currently two series of engines (E08 and E28) available for bus and bus-chassis applications in five output classes from 220 hp to 310 hp, he added.
At Busworld, MAN also introduced a BRT version of the Lion's City GL designed for inner-city routes with especially high passenger volumes. Bus rapid transit is the name given to sophisticated bus systems that have their own lanes on city streets, which ensure faster travel so that buses are never delayed due to mixed traffic congestion, said the top official.
The 18.75-metre Lion City GL is an articulated bus has five doors in double the normal width - one door more than the standard articulated bus. This ensures that even with a high passenger volume, the flow of passengers is optimal and the stops are very short, he added.-TradeArabia News Service