The new Neoplan Tourliner unveiled at IAA 2016 has been awarded the iF Design Award 2017 in the ‘Automobiles/Vehicles/Bikes’ category. The prizewinners were honoured at an awards ceremony on 10 March in Munich. Altogether there were 5575 entries from 2675 participants drawn from a total of 59 countries. ‘We are of course very excited that the Tourliner has been acknowledged as outstanding, particularly considering the abundance of excellent and innovative entries,’ said Stephan Schönherr, Vice President of Bus/Coach Design at MAN Truck & Bus.
The iF Design Award has been an internationally recognised label for good design since 1953. The prizewinners are selected on the basis of fixed criteria such as external appearance and product form, as well as aspects such as the level of innovation, ergonomics, functionality and eco-friendliness. In the Tourliner, the judges noted the sweeping ‘comet tail’ design on the domed windscreen which extends into the roof and the redesigned headlights where the ‘LED daytime driving lights form an illuminated ring, known as ‘angel eyes’, around the low-beam headlights and have an extremely dynamic effect’.