During Busworld 2013, VDL Bus & Coach will introduce the Citea MLE (Midi Low Entry), a new model within the Citea family. The Citea MLE is intended for the European public transport segment comprising midi buses with lengths of 8.8 to 10.8 metres. The new Citea MLE will be on display at the VDL Bus & Coach stand (hall 4, stand 404) during Busworld 2013 (18-23 October 2013, Kortrijk, Belgium)Expansion of Citea range
With the Citea MLE, VDL Bus & Coach is specifically focusing on the segment comprising midi buses for public transport with a product that offers many opportunities and meets the equirements and wishes of European passenger transport companies.
The Citea MLE has come about through a partnership with Wrightbus Limited, who will build the integral midibus in their UK & European manufacturing facility, based in Northern Ireland – a logical next step in a collaboration that spans more than a decade. During this period VDL Bus & Coach and Wrightbus have successfully completed various projects together. With the arrival of the Citea MLE this cooperation will be intensified even further.
Key features of the Citea range are low weight, better fuel economy and a long life, resulting in maximum Profit of Ownership. The new Citea MLE exemplifies all these qualities.
VDL Bus & Coach
The core activities of VDL Bus & Coach consist of the development, manufacturing, sales and after-sales of a wide range of buses, coaches and chassis modules and the purchase and sales of second-hand buses. Manufacturing takes place in the Netherlands and Belgium. VDL Bus & Coach places high value on quality, safety, durability, the environment, low fuel consumption, comfort and low maintenance costs. Sales of VDL Bus & Coach products take place through a worldwide network consisting of corporate-owned sales offices, importers and agents in more than 30 countries. This makes it possible to offer custom-made transport solutions. For after-sales and maintenance, the client can count on rapid, hassle-free assistance from VDL Bus & Coach employees in any of the many service locations. An extensive distribution network ensures that spare parts and accessories are delivered to the requested destination as quickly as possible. VDL Bus & Coach is one of the largest bus producers in Europe.