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MAN Lion’s Regio wins the readers’ poll of the best commercial vehicles carried out by the ETM publishing company

MAN Lion’s Regio is the “Intercity Bus of the Year“ for the third time

(PresseBox) (München, ) In the readers’ survey of the trade publications “trans aktuell“, “lastauto omnibus“ and “Fernfahrer“ MAN buses were again ahead of the field. In the category for intercity buses the Lion’s Regio won first place for the third time. The vehicle can yet again proudly bear the title “Bus of the Year“, as in the last two years too. The modern intercity bus, which is available on the market in three different lengths and with four modern Euro 4 engines from 310 to 430 hp with a patented MAN PM-KAT® and MAN PUREdiesel technology, is one of the few candidates in this segment which offers electronic safety systems as, for example, the series electronic system EBS with a brake assistant or ESP for increased safety. In 2005 it won the coveted red dot award for its design. From mid 2008 the vehicle will be also be supplied with the CRTec® filter with which the engines fulfil the EEV standard without any additives.

With its luxury coach, the Starliner, NEOPLAN was voted among the top 3 coaches. In the city bus category the MAN Lion's City achieved the second place ahead of its Group brother NEOPLAN Centroliner. The NEOPLAN Trendliner, the design of which is more like a combined bus than that of the Lion's Regio, was also able to record a good second place.

Joachim Dürr, Chairman of the Management Team of NEOMAN Bus GmbH, was presented with the prize in the course of a celebration on June 20th in Stuttgart by Werner Bicker, Managing Director and General Editor in chief of the ETM publishing company. The publications of the EuroTransportMedia publishing company in Stuttgart in collaboration with DEKRA had already held the poll for the eleventh time. Over 8,450 readers took part and selected their favourites from 151 vehicle ranges in ten commercial-vehicle and bus classes.

The victorious vehicle, the MAN Lion's Regio, will be presented to hundreds of thousands of commercial vehicle fans in a big parade to be held at the Grand Prix at the Nürburgring on July 8th.


Die MAN Gruppe ist eines der führenden europäischen Industrieunternehmen im Bereich Transport-Related Engineering mit jährlich rund 15,5 Mrd € Umsatz (2007). MAN ist Anbieter von Lkw, Bussen, Dieselmotoren, Turbomaschinen sowie Industriedienstleistungen und beschäftigt weltweit rund 55 000 Mitarbeiter. Die MANUnternehmensbereiche halten führende Positionen auf ihren Märkten. Die MAN AG, München, ist Mitglied im Deutschen Aktienindex Dax der 30 führenden deutschen Aktiengesellschaften