News > News Library > VDL introduces a new Citea model during Busworld 2013

VDL introduces a new Citea model during Busworld 2013

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 requirements 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.


 


Available models
The Citea MLE will be available in 4 length variants. The MLE-88 and the MLE-95 will be introduced first. These vehicles have lengths of respectively 8.8 and 9.5 metres. These length variants will be followed by the MLE-102 with a length of 10.2 metres and the MLE-108 with a length of 10.8 metres. The efficient powertrain features the new generation Cummins Euro 6 engines. The availability of single-leaf and double-leaf doors or various combinations of both, allow the vehicle to be tailored to meet the requirements of every transport operator. The Citea MLE-88 and MLE-95 will be available from the first quarter of 2014.

Valkenswaard, August 2013


VDL Bus & Coach bv
Marleen van Zeeland
Communications
+31 (0)40 208 44 14
m.van.zeeland@vdlbuscoach.com

Geen
Geen
Geen
Geen
Geen

Geen
Geen
Geen
Geen
Geen

Geen
Geen
Geen
Geen
Geen