Bus & Coach of the Year

The title Bus of the Year and Coach of the Year, also known as International Bus of the Year and International Coach of the Year, is on alternate years awarded to bus and coach models on the European market. The competition has been organized by several European bus-related publications since 1989.

Coach Euro Test 2007

The competitionEdit

In early summer, three to six bus or coach models that have been submitted by their manufacturers undergo the Bus Euro Test or the Coach Euro Test. The jury consists of around 20 (currently 19) journalists from bus and coach related publications from all over Europe. In odd years the coaches are tested and in even years the buses are tested, and the winner receives the award entitled for the following year. So at Coach Euro Test 2015, the Coach of the Year 2016 is chosen, and at Bus Euro Test 2016, the Bus of the Year 2017 is chosen. Only the winner is presented, no runners-up.

The award ceremonies take place at exhibitions in the autumn, with Bus of the Year at the IAA Nutzfahrzeuge in Hanover and Coach of the Year at Busworld Kortrijk.

Jury membersEdit

The following 19 European publications each appoint a journalist to the jury in Bus & Coach of the Year. (List as of November 2014.)[1]

Country Publication
  Austria Österreichischer Personenverkehr
  Belgium Transporama
  Bulgaria Kamioni, Avtobusi spl.
  Croatia Kamion & Bus
  Denmark Busmagasinet
  France Bus & Car
  Germany Omnibusrevue
  Greece Car & Truck
  Hungary Rolling Tons Magazin
  Ireland Fleet Bus and Coach
  Italy TuttoTrasporti
  Netherlands Touringcar & Bus
  Norway Buss Magasinet
  Poland Autobusy TEST
  Romania Tranzit / Persons Transportation
  Spain Autobuses & Autocares
  Sweden Bussmagasinet.se
  Slovenia Transport & Logistika
   Switzerland Bus transNews
  United Kingdom Bus & Coach Buyer

WinnersEdit

Title Award ceremony Winner(s) Picture Test location Other contestants
Coach of the Year 2020 Busworld Brussels

19 October 2019

MAN Lion's Coach C[2]   Setra S 531 DT

Iveco Crossway CNG

Volvo 9900

VDL Futura FHD2

Bus of the Year 2019 IAA Nutzfahrzeuge
22 September 2018
Mercedes-Benz Citaro hybrid [3]   Zagreb, Croatia Irizar ieTram
Heuliez GX337 Linium Elec
Coach of the Year 2018 Busworld Kortrijk
19 October 2017
Irizar i8 [4]   Mantorp, Sweden
4-7 September 2017
Iveco Evadys
Mercedes-Benz Tourismo
Neoplan Tourliner
Scania Interlink
VDL Futura FDD2
Bus of the Year 2017 IAA Nutzfahrzeuge

21 September 2016

Solaris Urbino 12 electric   Brussels, Belgium Mercedes-Benz Citaro NGT

Van Hool Exqui.City

Irizar i2e

Ebusco 2.1

Coach of the Year 2016 Busworld Kortrijk 2015 Iveco Magelys[5]   Plovdiv, Bulgaria
16-19 June 2015
Neoplan Skyliner
Setra S 516 HDH
Sunsundegui SC7
Temsa HD12
VDL Futura MD
Bus of the Year 2015 IAA Nutzfahrzeuge
2014
MAN NG313-18,75 Lion's City GL CNG   Lucerne, Switzerland[6] Iveco Urbanway 18M Full Hybrid
Mercedes-Benz Citaro G
Scania CN340UB Citywide LF CNG
VDL Citea SLFA-180/360
Coach of the Year 2014 Busworld Kortrijk
18 October 2013
Setra S 515 HD   Ybbs, Austria
July 2013[7]
Mercedes-Benz Travego M
Van Hool TDX27 Astromega
Bus of the Year 2013 IAA Nutzfahrzeuge
20 September 2012
Mercedes-Benz Citaro C2   Versailles, France Irisbus Citelis 12M Hybrid
MAN NL253 Lion's City Hybrid
VDL Citea LLE-120/225
Volvo 7900 Hybrid
Coach of the Year 2012[8] Busworld Kortrijk
October 2011
VDL Futura FHD2   Arendal, Norway
1–3 June 2011[9]
Irizar i6 Integral
Setra S416GT-HD/2
Scania TK400EB Touring HD 6x2
Viseon C13
Volvo 9500
Bus of the Year 2011[10] IAA Nutzfahrzeuge
21 September 2010
VDL Citea   Bucharest, Romania Mercededes-Benz Citaro
Otokar Kent 290LF
Temsa Avenue LF
Volvo 7700 Hybrid
Coach of the Year 2010 Busworld Kortrijk
15 October 2009
Mercedes-Benz Travego M   Senlis, France Barbi Maestro
Neoplan Cityliner C
Plaxton Elite
Van Hool TD920 Altano
Bus of the Year 2009[11] IAA Nutzfahrzeuge
23 September 2008
Setra S 415 NF   Berlin, Germany
7–9 May 2008[12]
MAN NL 273 Lion's City H2
Optare Versa
Coach of the Year 2008[13] Busworld Kortrijk
19 October 2007
Volvo 9700 NG   Zürich, Switzerland
June 2007
Irisbus Magelys
Mercedes-Benz Tourismo M
Neoplan Cityliner
Noge Titanium
VDL Jonckheere
Bus of the Year 2007 IAA Nutzfahrzeuge
19 September 2006
Mercedes-Benz Citaro LE Ü  
Coach of the Year 2006 Busworld Kortrijk
20 October 2005
Neoplan N5218SHDL Starliner L  
Bus of the Year 2005 IAA Nutzfahrzeuge
21 September 2004
MAN NLxx3 Lion's City  
Coach of the Year 2004[14] Busworld Kortrijk
18 October 2003
MAN RHSxx4 Lion’s Star  
Scania K124EB / Irizar PB  
Bus of the Year 2003[15] FIAA Madrid
23 October 2002
Van Hool newA330  
Coach of the Year 2002[16] Busworld Kortrijk
2001
Setra S 415 HDH  
Bus of the Year 2001[17] FIAA Madrid
22 November 2000
Mercedes-Benz Cito  
Coach of the Year 2000[18] Busworld Kortrijk
1999
Neoplan N 516/3 SHDL Starliner  
Bus of the Year 1999 FIAA Madrid
18 November 1998
MAN NL 263 (A21)  
Coach of the Year 1998 Busworld Kortrijk
16 October 1997
Van Hool T9 Acron  
Bus of the Year 1997[16][19] Setra S 315 NF  
Coach of the Year 1996[20] Car & Bus Kortrijk
19 October 1995
Volvo B12-600
(Drögmöller E330H EuroComet)
 
Bus of the Year 1995 Neoplan Metroshuttle N 4114
Coach of the Year 1995[21] Autobus RAI Maastricht
October 1994
Iveco EuroClass HD
Coach of the Year 1994 Car & Bus Kortrijk
October 1993
MAN RH403 Lion's Star  
Coach of the Year 1993[16] Setra S 315 HDH  
Coach of the Year 1992 Mercedes-Benz O404  
Coach of the Year 1991 Renault FR1 GTX  
Bus of the Year 1990[22] Neoplan Metroliner  

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Members Bus of the Year Award (Referenced: 13 November 2014)
  2. ^ "Coach of the Year 2020: MAN Lion's Coach C". www.busworld.org. Archived from the original on 24 October 2019. Retrieved 24 October 2019.
  3. ^ https://media.daimler.com/marsMediaSite/en/instance/ko/Mercedes-Benz-Stadtbus-Mercedes-Benz-Citaro-hybrid-ist-Bus-of-the-Year-2019.xhtml?oid=41300635
  4. ^ http://www.diariovasco.com/economia/empresas/irizar-gana-autocar-20171020135749-nt.html
  5. ^ "Magelys crowned International Coach of the Year 2016". Transport Engineer. 10 September 2015. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  6. ^ Bus Euro Test 2014 Bus & Coach Buyer
  7. ^ Buss Magasinet, Nr. 73 (8/2013), p. 22
  8. ^ "VDL – Nachrichten_VDL Futura ist International Coach of the Year 2012". Vdlgroep.com. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  9. ^ Buss Magasinet, Nr. 52 (6-7/2011), p. 30
  10. ^ "VDL – Nachrichten_VDL Citea ist Bus of the Year 2011". Vdlgroep.com. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  11. ^ "Setra S 415 NF Low-Floor Bus Chosen "Bus of the Year 2009" - Daimler Global Media Site > Brands & Products > Daimler Buses > Setra > Press Kits". Media.daimler.com. 2 December 2008. Archived from the original on 15 December 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  12. ^ Buss Magasinet, Nr. 22 (2008), p. 6
  13. ^ "Volvo 9700 awarded COACH OF THE YEAR 2008 -"The best all round package"". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 17 May 2008. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  14. ^ "Scania Irizar PB voted Coach of the Year 2004". Scania.com. Archived from the original on 15 December 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  15. ^ "history 1998–2008". Vanhool.be. Archived from the original on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  16. ^ a b c "Setra milestones and innovations" (PDF). Media.daimler.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  17. ^ "Midibus Mercedes-Benz Cito ist "Bus of the Year 2001" - Internationale Jury aus 14 europäischen Ländern wählt den Cito zum besten Omnibus des Jahres 2001". Pressrelations.de. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  18. ^ "Busworld Kortrijk 1999". Rda.de. Archived from the original on 21 May 2001. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  19. ^ "Samochody Świata – Forum Motoryzacyjne – Zobacz temat – Bus & Coach of the Year – 1990–2011". Samochodyswiata.pl. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  20. ^ "VOLVO BUSES GERMANY". Archived from the original on 1 February 2009. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  21. ^ "List of Cars". Autotechnika.hu. Archived from the original on 8 June 2004. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  22. ^ "History of Konrad Auwärter". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 15 August 2010. Retrieved 7 September 2016.

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