The 55,555th Citaro is a further highlight in the breath-taking success story of the low-floor urban bus from Mercedes-Benz. Already at the world premiere of the first generation in 1997, the unique exterior and interior design, not to mention the innovative technologies on-board, signalled the start of a transition towards passenger-friendly, economical and safe urban transport using low-floor buses.
After selling more than 32,000 units, the second generation of the Citaro arrived from 2011 and continued to build on the strengths of the original best-seller. This included it becoming the first urban bus in the world to meet the Euro VI emissions standard in 2012. Be it in environmental protection, safety technology or comfort: the Mercedes-Benz Citaro has time and time again set new benchmarks, and thus holds a pioneering role within the market – most recently with the introduction of the all-electric eCitaro. Unveiled last year, it is already successfully operating in a number of European cities.
Throughout its career, the Mercedes-Benz Citaro has received many accolades. Among these, it was voted European "Bus of the Year" on several occasions, including this year, when the low-emission, economical Citaro hybrid took home the award. Since 1998, the Citaro has also been a regular winner in the "Best Commercial Vehicle" category.