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MAN delivers new Lion's coach fleet in Saudi Arabia

The Lion?s coaches are powered by a six-cylinder diesel engine that conforms to EEV emission norms and delivers 440 hp. (Image source: MAN Truck & Bus)

Marking a milestone in its journey in the Middle East, MAN Truck & Bus has delivered 80 units of the new Lion?s Coach to its customer in Saudi Arabia

This is the single largest deal for the new Lion?s Coaches in the country and second one this year. In the beginning of 2020, MAN delivered a coach to Al-Salem in the country ? the first to a private customer in the Middle East region.

The MAN Lion?s Coach was voted ?Coach of the Year 2020?. This vehicle combines economic efficiency, comfort, and practicality with innovative technology and timeless design. Other distinguishing features include its exceptional handling behaviour on the road as well as a comprehensive range of convenience features. This coach comes equipped with actual safety solutions both for passengers and driver that have been developed by MAN engineers over the years.

The mark of the lion: MAN Lion?s Coach

The Lion?s coaches are powered by a six-cylinder diesel engine that conforms to EEV emission norms and delivers 440 hp. They are also equipped with Automated MAN TipMatic 12 OD gearbox, with retarder; air-conditioning system engineered for hot climates; driver assistance systems such as electronic stability program (ESP), lane guard system (LGS), emergency brake assist (EBA) and adaptive cruise control; ergonomic seating layout with impressive passenger comfort together with features like USB sockets at passenger seats; advanced multi media coach (MMC) and two LCD monitors.

Developed with the daily needs of customers in mind, every last detail of the MAN Lion?s Coach has a focus on efficiency. The TipMatic automated gearbox employs MAN?s new moving-off and gear-shift strategy, optimally matched to the D26 engine. The engine itself is proven to deliver consistent high-performance with low fuel consumption and long maintenance inter-vals.

The Lion?s Coach also stands out in terms of the innovative safety solutions it provides for drivers, passengers and other road users. The ergonomically designed cockpit offers intuitive operation while driving, meaning that the driver can fully concentrate on the road. The new, bigger glass skylight/ emergency exit hatch features high UV filtration to protect passengers from the sun and offers increased safety by providing an easier option of escape in case of emergency.

Joerg Mommertz, senior vice-president and head of sales area Middle East, Africa and Latin America, MAN Truck & Bus, said, ?This is a sig-nificant moment for us. We are happy with the confidence our customers have placed in our buses. Our commitment is to make the ownership en-joyable & profitable for customers by offering the best-in-class and we will work to deliver the best support.?