Iveco Magelys is Coach of the Year
The International Bus and Coach of the Year jury has voted the Iveco Magelys “International Coach of the Year 2016”, choosing it over five other contenders: the Setra TopClass S516HDH, the Neoplan Skyliner, the Volvo B11R Sunsundegui SC7, the Temsa HD12 and the VDL Futura FMD2-129/370.
The winner was decided following the Coach Euro Test event, which this year was held at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, during June. Iveco was presented with the trophy at the recent Busworld exhibition in Kortrijk, Belgium, which ended on October 21.
“The Magelys is not a new name in the coach market, but jurors appreciated the Euro-6 guise that offers an array of innovations that go beyond the ‘Silver Smile’ frontal styling that is now a prominent feature of all members of the Iveco range,” notes the jury, which is made up of senior journalists from 22 of Europe’s leading bus and coach industry publications.
“Iveco has focused on efficiency with the Magelys. Jurors appreciated how this manifests itself in a number of ways designed to reduce the total cost of ownership for the operator.”
The jury adds: “A significant factor in the appeal of the Magelys is the price/quality ratio, combining value for money with a vehicle that does not compromise on the specification, or the standard of materials used. Furthermore, it is a vehicle that can be used for a variety of roles and for a full life.”
Sylvain Blaise, head of Iveco Bus, says: “We are very proud that our Magelys emerged victorious after extensive test drives involving strong competitors.”
The last Iveco coach to win the International Coach of the Year title was the EuroClass HD, in 1995.