Mwasalat first to order “safest-ever” Lion’s Coach

MAN Truck & Bus Middle East delivering 33 state-of-the-art MAN Lion’s Coaches to Omani government-owned public transport firm

MAN Truck & Bus Middle East has revealed it is currently delivering 33 state-of-the-art MAN Lion’s Coaches to Mwasalat, a government-owned public transport firm in the country. MAN Truck and Bus’ official partner in Oman, Arabian Engineering Services LLC (AES) is managing the delivery process and will work closely with the national bus operator to ensure effective after-sales support for the coaches.

Mwasalat is the first company in the region to add to its fleet MAN’s safest-ever Lion’s Coaches that are equipped with advanced technology to reduce accidents, improve passenger comfort and ensure efficient and safe driving. The advanced and emergency-braking MAN Lion’s Coaches, which use industry-leading accident prevention features, such as Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), Lane Guard System (LGS) as well as Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), will replace the older Lion’s Coaches with more than 4,000,000 operated kilometers in Mwasalat’s fleet of public transport vehicles.

Ahmed Ali Al Bulushi, CEO of Mwasalat, said the purchase is part of Mwasalat’s efforts to extend its services in order to enhance connectivity in Oman.

He added: “Furthermore, the first order of buses contributes immensely to the Sultanate’s 2017-2025 vision for public transport that envisages reducing cars on the road to ensure smooth commuting for the public and improving the environment by an extensive public transport network.”

Mwasalat also added 35 Lion’s City buses to its fleet to overhaul the country’s public transport infrastructure. Some of the state-of-the-art buses will be used in the capital city, while others will be used for airport services.

“The MAN Lion’s Coaches are equipped with efficient safety technologies that will complement the government’s efforts to improve road safety by bringing down the number of accidents involving heavy vehicles,” said Franz von Redwitz, managing Director, MAN Truck & Bus Middle East.


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