MAN showcases new Lion's Coach at UITP MENA Transport Congress & Exhibition 2018

The luxury, long-distance coach has found customers such as the Sharjah RTA

Pedro Teixeira, head of bus sales, Khalifa Darwish, managing director, United Motors & Heavy Equipment Co. and Franz von Redwitz, managing director, MAN Truck & Bus Middle East.
Pedro Teixeira, head of bus sales, Khalifa Darwish, managing director, United Motors & Heavy Equipment Co. and Franz von Redwitz, managing director, MAN Truck & Bus Middle East.

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MAN Truck & Bus Middle East and its UAE partner United Motors & Heavy Equipment Co. recently showcased the company’s all-new MAN Lion’s Coach at the the UITP MENA Transport Congress & Exhibition 2018 in Dubai.

The MAN Lion’s Coach, which premiered at Busworld 2017 in Belgium, has already found customers across the Middle East. The luxury, long-distance coach marks the beginning of the new MAN bus design language at the front, rear and sides, and it features LED main headlights and taillights with strip-form brand-specific daytime running light which also functions as a turn indicator.

In addition to the ability to absorb 50% more impact energy in the event of a crash, the coach features an array of assistance systems such as emergency brake assist (EBA), adaptive cruise control (ACC) and lane guard system (LGS) accident prevention technology. It is further equipped with new generation shock absorbers and optimised vehicle configuration.

Franz von Redwitz, managing director, MAN Truck & Bus Middle East, said: "MAN Truck & Bus Middle East remains committed to transforming the region’s public transportation landscape by providing innovative mobility solutions."

Khalifa Darwish, managing director, United Motors & Heavy Equipment Co., said: “The all-new MAN Lion’s Coach is a major milestone in our efforts to revolutionise transport solutions in the country by offering efficient, cost-effective and high-quality buses to governments and companies. We are confident that the new Lion’s Coach will boost our partnership with MAN Truck & Bus Middle East and further strengthen our market standing.”

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