The first generation of the low-floor Citaro revolutionised city buses back in 1997. Below the attractive bonnet was state-of-the-art technology with a CAN data bus, disk brakes at all four corners and an appealing passenger compartment with cantilever seating and laterally angled grab bars – an example for entire generations of city buses. Since then, the Citaro has become more attractive than ever before thanks to ongoing development and advancement.
This concerns e.g. the broad model range of the current generation with its friendly and dynamically designed body as well as large windows. With the Citaro solo bus, the Citaro G articulated bus, the compact Citaro K, the low-entry Citaro LE, the Citaro Ü/GÜ inter-city buses and the Citaro-derived spacious CapaCity/CapaCity L articulated buses, this generation can meet any and all requirements.
In addition, numerous individual configurations and special-purpose vehicles underscore the versatility of the concept. Exhibition buses in Hanover, comfortable busways and BRT variants (Bus Rapid Transit) were and are the basis of innovative public transport models. As the largest ambulance in the world, a variant for Dubai even entered the Guinness Book of World Records.
The Citaro is a real global citizen: It travels in large numbers in almost every metropolitan area of Europe, in Turkey, in Mexico, on the Arabian peninsula, in Singapore, in Japan and even on the island of La Réunion in the Indian Ocean. This year, Mercedes-Benz received an order for 600 Citaros for the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh.