Having been active in Korea for 15 years as a truck provider, MAN has moved into the bus sector there too as the MAN Lion’s Touring single decker cabriolet does sightseeing tour duty. This is the first bus that MAN has launched on to the market in Korea.
With its sunroof and removable side windows, the MAN Lion’s Touring is ideally suited to the four seasons in Korea. In good weather, tourists have a significantly better view of the sights and cities. At 11,3 m long and 2.5 m wide, its manoeuvrability is a match even for narrow streets. Its power is provided by a 290 hp engine teamed with a six-speed automatic gearbox. There is space for up to 45 passengers on board the sightseeing cabriolet bus.
According to Honeymoon Tour, which secured the first MAN Lion’s Touring, during its past 20 years of offering sightseeing tours, it has been on the lookout for a bus that can be easily adapted to the weather and surroundings. The Lion’s Touring is being used on the company’s panorama tour in Seoul from November.
MAN Truck & Bus Korea MD Max Burger says he sees great potential in the bus market in Korea: “Our aim is to bring high quality European buses to Korea. The launch of MAN Lion’s Touring marks the start of this.”
The company plans to unveil a low-floor bus powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) at the Seoul Motor Show next year, while a double-decker bus will also follow soon.