Russia: MAN Lion’s Coach awarded title of best coach


Russian trade journalists have named the new MAN Lion’s Coach as the “Tourist/International Coach of the Year 2018”. Its complete package comprising economy, safety and comfort consistently impressed the jury.


  • The award is presented at the 2nd Busworld Russia in Moscow
  • MAN Lion’s Coach outstrips its competitors and wins the best coach in Russia 2018 award
  • A unanimous decision: Efficiency, safety and comfort win the day


Outstanding! The MAN Lion’s Coach received “Russia's Best Commercial Vehicle Award” in the “Tourist/International Coach of the Year” nomination. The award was handed over during the 2nd Busworld Russia trade fair in Moscow. “We are unbelievably proud of this achievement, particularly because MAN Lion’s Coach clearly outstripped its competitors,” said Peter Andersson, Managing Director of MAN Truck & Bus Russia. “The award clearly shows that we are leading in the development of new products and technologies. Both customers and experts appreciate that: That's why the new MAN Lion’s Coach has already been awarded numerous international prizes. Quite rightly, it’s MAN's most award-winning bus model worldwide,” remarks Rudi Kuchta, Head of Product & Sales Bus at MAN Truck & Bus.

The prize for the MAN Lion’s Coach not only speaks for the innovative strength of MAN Truck & Bus, but also for the model's economic efficiency and reliability. The coach impressed the jury with its optimised driveline, increased efficiency thanks to its enhanced aerodynamics, and a high degree of safety and comfort for both driver and passenger. The many assistance systems were a point-scorer, as were the high-strength steel components integrated in the vehicle frame, and the patented tube-in-tube technology that is used for the roll bars in the area of the B-column and the rear. Thanks to its improved frame strength, the new MAN Lion’s Coach can absorb 50 percent more impact energy.

An independent jury, consisting of Russian trade journalists, has selected the most outstanding buses and trucks for the “Russia's Best Commercial Vehicle of the Year” competition since 2001. The jury members tested the MAN Lion’s Coach on a test drive at the end of May 2018. This took place during the media tour “A Journey under the Sign of Leo” from Moscow to Saint Petersburg. “After the test drives, the jury unanimously chose the MAN Lion's Coach as the winner among all the buses in the competition,” said Peter Andersson.

The award ceremony was a special highlight for MAN at Busworld Russia 2018 – the international exhibition for the bus and coach industry in Moscow, where MAN Truck & Bus Russia presented its products and services to a wide audience at its own stall.