Setra TopClass 500 is Spanish “Coach of the Year 2014”

Setra TopClass 500 is Spanish “Coach of the Year 2014”
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March 2014
Stuttgart/Madrid
  • Ulm omnibus brand wins award in Madrid
  • Touring coaches impress with cutting-edge technology and economy
  • Expert jury with representatives from the Spanish transport industry
Setra TopClass 500 takes first place in Spain. Vehicles from the new omnibus generation won the “Coach of the Year 2014” award in Madrid. The jury was convinced by the concept of the exclusive long-distance coaches combining ultramodern luxury with maximum economy.
The Managing Director of EvoBus Iberica Juan was delighted by the premiere: “It is the first time that Setra has won this prize and it also confirms that the new TopClass 500 is the absolute benchmark. Spanish operators, too, are convinced by the cutting-edge technology and economy of the integral concept.”
Maldonado accepted the award from Rafael Barbadillo López, President of the Spanish passenger association Asintra, in Madrid. Since 1998 an expert jury with representatives from the transport industry has selected the best commercial vehicles for the trade journals published by Editec.
Setra TopClass 500 claims first place in Europe
The TopClass 500 presented by the Setra brand in the autumn of 2013 is a new generation of omnibuses that shines a new light on the aspects of design, quality and safety and combines superlative equipment with excellent economy.
The aerodynamic shape of the new touring coaches was formed during a complex development process with in-house wind tunnel tests in Stuttgart. The optimised transitions from the front to the side wall, roof and rear end ensure significantly reduced noise levels in the TopClass 500, and therefore more comfort for the driver and passengers. The distinctive aerodynamic edge and other details help to give the exclusive long-distance athletes a Cd figure of 0.33 – enabling them to confidently take the top position in the European bus and coach industry, also in terms of economy and low life cycle costs.

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    Setra TopClass 500 wins award in Spain. Juan Maldonado (left), Managing Director of EvoBus Iberica, accepted the “Coach of the Year 2014” award from Rafael Barbadillo López, President of the Spanish passenger association Asintra, in Madrid.
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