After MAN Intercity (2016) and NEOPLAN Tourliner (2017), the design team awarded MAN for the third time with MAN Lion’s Coach
The jury awarded IF International Forum Design the new MAN Lion’s Coach with one of the coveted awards in the category “Auto / Vehicle / Bicycle”. After MAN Intercity (2016) and NEOPLAN Tourliner (2017), the design team was able to convince the jury for the third time.
The jury of 63 design experts, it was not easy in this year’s iF Design Award. I had to choose the winner among 6,402 proposals from 54 countries. The bus MAN won in the category “Auto / Vehicle / Bicycle” thanks to its successful design. From now on, the new MAN Lion’s Coach can adorn themselves with an iF Design Award 2018. The tribute to the winners took place in Munich on March 9.
“With so many presented exceptional proposals, we are really pleased that the MAN Lion’s Coach has won the award,” says Stephan Schönherr, vice president of design Bus MAN Truck & Bus. “The verdict clearly shows that the new design coach and bus long distance has arrived.”
This is mainly characterized by a modern and timeless style. The front, the striking front and sides feature a new design that give the MAN Lion’s Coach a distinctive aesthetic. The designers focused on clearly separate the different functional areas of the driver’s area and passenger compartment for passengers, luggage compartment and motor unit. In addition, new headlights, fully designed with LED lights, call immediate attention. A particularly distinctive feature of the new headlights is strip for daytime running lights also serves intermittently. But inside the MAN Lion’s Coach is also inspiring: a bright continuous band warm white LED in the roof area provides a nice bright atmosphere.
However, the new MAN Lion’s Coach, which was presented to the public in the 2017 edition of Busworld in Kortrijk, not only stands out for its unique design. Thanks to the numerous assistance systems, the bus offers the highest standards of safety and comfort for drivers and passengers. In addition, it is extremely economical, among other things; its aerodynamics has improved by 20% compared to its predecessor. “This proves that a well-planned design, which we have called” smart edge “also benefits the efficiency,” emphasizes Schönherr.
The iF Design Awards are awarded since 1953. The winners are chosen taking into account criteria established as the appearance and shape of the product and the level of innovation, ergonomics, functionality and respect for the environment. “The award is a seal of quality, globally recognized in the field of design, only a few products receive each year. The fact that we have been awarded for the third time demonstrates the level of innovation and high quality of our buses, “says Schönner. In 2016, the iF Design Award was for the MAN Lion’s Intercity and 2017 for NEOPLAN Tourliner. The MAN Lion’s Coach is now the third bus has won the award.