MAN Bus wins iF Design Award
The new MAN Lion’s Coach received the prestigious award at the international design forum in the category “Cars, vehicles, bicycles”. After the victory of MAN Intercity (2016) and NEOPLAN Tourliner (2017), the competition jury for the third time in a row highly appreciated the work of the MAN design team.
The new MAN Lion’s Coach bus became the winner of one of the most prestigious awards of the international design forum iF International Forum Design in the category “Cars / Vehicles / Motorcycles”. After the success of the MAN Intercity (2016) and NEOPLAN Tourliner (2017) models, the design team managed to win the jury for the third time in a row.
-MAN Lion’s Coach wins the iF Design Award.
-New MAN bus has a timeless design and maximum safety and reliability.
– The team of designers of the MAN bus won a high award for the third time in a row.
This year, the members of the jury of the iF Design Award, composed of 63 design experts, had a difficult task: they had to select winners from 6,402 registered participants from 54 countries. In the category “Automobiles, vehicles, bicycles”, the MAN bus and its successful design solution was once again highly appreciated. The new MAN Lion’s Coach was awarded the iF Design Award – 2018, which will be presented on March 9 at a ceremony in Munich. “We are very pleased that MAN Lion’s Coach received this award, given that the number of applications included a large number of outstanding projects,” said Stephan Schönherr, vice president of bus design for MAN Truck & Bus. “This decision demonstrates recognition of the new design of the tourist and intercity bus.”
First of all, the proportions and the modern language of forms do not lose their relevance. The new design of the front of the body, the characteristic rear and side parts give MAN Lion’s Coach a unique look. Particular attention was paid to the designers of a clear separation of functional areas: the driver’s workplace, passenger, luggage and engine compartments. In addition, attention is drawn to the new fully LED headlamps. Especially noteworthy are the new daytime running lights of corporate design, which also function as direction indicators. The MAN Lion’s Coach interior also doesn’t leave indifferent: a continuous LED strip illuminates the ceiling with warm white light, which guarantees comfortable lighting. The new concept of colors and finishes includes the use of brighter and more fresh colors to create a refined and pleasant atmosphere in the cabin. By increasing the overall height and length of the luggage shelves towards the front of the cabin, there is a feeling of free interior space for both passengers and the driver.
The new MAN Lion’s Coach, first presented to the public in 2017 at Busworld in Kortrijk, impresses not only with its bright design. This tourist bus, equipped with numerous assistance systems, provides the maximum level of comfort and safety for the driver and passengers. In addition, it is characterized by increased efficiency due to aerodynamic qualities, improved by 20% compared with the previous model. “This proves that thoughtful design, the so-called Smart Edge Design, contributes to efficiency,” emphasizes Schönherr.
The iF Design Award has been awarded since 1953. When choosing winners, the jury is guided by strict criteria, including the appearance and shape of the product, novelty and relevance, ergonomics, functionality and environmental friendliness. “The award is considered an internationally recognized quality mark in the field of design, and only a few products are honored per year. The fact that our company became a winner for the third time in a row is evidence of the innovative character and high quality of our buses, ”said Schönherr. In 2016, the iF Design Award was awarded to MAN Lion’s Intercity bus, and in 2017, the NEOPLAN Tourliner. The tourist and international bus MAN Lion’s Coach became the third owner of this award.