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Citea LLE: successor to the Ambassador

The Citea LLE (Light Low Entry) is the successor to the extremely successful Ambassador, which means the customer enjoys a double benefit. After all, the Citea LLE has all the good characteristics of the Ambassador as well as the new, modern design of the Citea. VDL Bus & Coach presented the Citea LLE to the general public for the first time during the IAA 2010 in Hanover. This type has been available since September 2011.

Exceptionally successful innovative lightweight concept
Just like the Ambassador, the Citea LLE is a low-floor bus with a low step-in height and innovative lightweight construction, specially intended for the demanding conditions of city and regional transport. The low empty weight results in very economical fuel consumption, reducing the Citea LLE’s exhaust emissions, and thus offering considerable environmental benefits. The low fuel consumption can result in savings of 10 to 20% compared to conventional buses. An additional advantage of the Citea LLE is its low-floor construction at the entry and exit doors, making it optimally accessible for wheelchair users and passengers with baby buggies. Since the introduction of the Ambassador in August 2002, around 2,750 have been delivered in the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Italy, Israel and the Baltic states, making this model a clear success. 



Citea LLE
The Citea LLE has an extra wide entry door by the driver, which makes boarding even easier. The driver’s cockpit has also been completely updated, in keeping with the other Citea models. The harmonious colour scheme results in an inviting atmosphere, emanates comfort and provides a feeling of spaciousness. A perfectly balanced modular climate control system provides a comfortable temperature. Various seating arrangements are possible, with a maximum of 45 seats and standing room for 35. The accessibility for service activities has been optimised, so such work can be performed more easily and efficiently. This results in lower operational costs.

Citea range
With the Citea, VDL Bus & Coach offers a complete range of public transport buses: the Citea SLF (Low Floor, a 12-meter variant that is also available with hybrid drive, the SLE (Low Entry) in four different length variants and the LLE (Light Low Entry) with the length of 12 metres. The VDL buses for city and regional transport are exactly as buses should be. Harmonious details combined with a strong design and proven technology offer driver and passenger safety and comfort. A long service life and low fuel consumption result in maximum ‘Profit of Ownership’.

Valkenswaard, October 2011


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

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