MAN launches new Lion’s Explorer at SABOA

MAN Automotive recently unveiled the next generation of its Lion’s Explorer commuter bus. MAN Bus & Coach sales head Philip Kalil-Zackey says, “MAN has taken two decades of passenger transport expertise, combined with ongoing input from our very experienced customers and integrated all that know-how into the global developments of the MAN Lion’s family of buses. The result is a completely new bus body, with modern European styling, that includes the DNA requirements of arduous African operating conditions.

“The new generation of Lion’s Explorer buses are clearly integrated into the family of MAN Lion’s buses available to customers around the globe. We are very proud to build a bus locally which clearly has evolved in its aesthetic appearance, and no doubt will become a welcome addition to the hundreds of vehicles deployed so successfully over the last decade or so.”

Flowing lines hit the spot aesthetically, while ensuring improved fuel efficiency through lower drag co-efficient. Daytime running LED lights, together with the refined layout of the taillights, enhance the appearance of the unit.

MAN Automotive MD Markus Geyer says, “We are very proud to continue and expand our local production of commuter buses with a product that includes all the unique selling points of the previous vehicle – as well as having the blessing of our product engineers who are driving technological developments at an international level.

“Our ongoing participation in the industry has allowed MAN to associate with the best passenger transport engineers and passenger transport executives available. We are grateful for the ongoing input given to us by our customers, who know this market intimately and understand what makes for safe, durable and reliable technology. We have proudly incorporated this expertise into our new design, while aligning to the exacting engineering standards demanded from a group perspective in our own organisation.”

The new vehicle was unveiled recently at the Southern African Bus Operators’ Association annual exhibition.

 

Philip Kalil-Zackey (left) and Markus Geyer

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