|MAN A22 (Euro 6) – First Production Batch|
|Manufacturer||MAN Truck And Bus|
|Bodywork||MAN Lion’s City (Gemilang Coachworks)|
|Years in operation||2018- Present|
|Engine||MAN D2066 LUH-51|
|Transmission||ZF EcoLife 6 AP 2000 B|
|Accessibility||Low Floor & Wheelchair-accessible|
|Emission Standard||Euro VI (EGR+SCR)|
As part of the Bus Contracting Model, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) initiated further purchases of MAN A22 (or MAN NL323F) buses. These are the fourth batch of MAN A22 buses to be built for the Singapore market.
Contract PT337 – Procurement of 250 MAN Buses, which was awarded to Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd., consists of both Euro 6 MAN A22 and MAN A95 buses.
These buses are Euro-VI compliant and are bodied by Gemilang Coachworks with the MAN Lion’s City bodywork. Also in compliance with new LTA specifications, buses are equipped with a suite of new features, such as Passenger Information Display Systems (PIDS) and two wheelchair bays.
Singapore adopted the Euro 6 (or Euro VI) standards for all new diesel vehicles registered in Singapore from 1 January 2018, representing the latest in emission standards. As such, new buses which were registered from 2018 had to comply with the more stringent emission standards.
In late August 2018, SG1797R & SG1798M were leased to Go-Ahead Singapore. SG1797R made its revenue service debut on Bus Service 68 on 5 September 2018. These buses were redeployed to Feeder Bus Service 386 in Early October 2018.
|Basic Technical Specifications|
|Engine||MAN D2066 LUH-51, 10518cc
Twin-stage turbocharged & inter-cooled
Power/torque rating of 320 hp (235 kW) @ 1900 rpm / 1600 Nm @ 1000 – 1400 rpm
|Emission Standard||Euro VI-compliant
MAN PURE DIESEL® Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) process and MAN SCRT Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) exhaust after-treatment process, hence requiring diesel exhaust fluids such as AdBlue. Meets the latest Euro VI emission standard.
|Transmission||ZF EcoLife 6 AP 2000 B gearbox, six-speed automatic|
|Bodywork||MAN Lion’s City Bodywork
Chassis built in Germany, MAN’s Lion City bodywork supplied and assembled by Gemilang Coachworks, licensed by MAN.
|EDS||Gorba imotion LED.e TOPSMART Electronic Display Sign (EDS)
Connected to a Gorba imotion CU8 controller
|PIDS||Gorba imotion TFT.slave Passenger Information Display System (PIDS)
One interior-facing unit, one exterior-facing unit
Interior & Exterior Speakers
|Additional Specifications||Masats door systems
Denso LD8u roof-mounted air-conditioning unit
Seeing Machines Guardian Driver Anti-Fatigue System
Mobileye 630 Advanced Driver Assistance System:
Passenger counters at entrance and exit doors
USB Charging Ports (with covers)
Vogelsitze System 750/3 seats
Door movement area sticker
|Licensed Capacity||Seating: 33 | Standing: 53 = 86 total
Not including 2 foldable seats, 2 wheelchair bays
These MAN A22 buses are procured through a negotiated contract between the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd (ST Kinetics), the authorised local dealer for MAN Trucks & Buses.
Since the start of the Bus Contracting Model (BCM), the LTA has assumed responsibility for the procurement of buses. Apart from Open tenders, the LTA previously purchased buses under negotiated contracts, such as 100 Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses, 176 Volvo B9TL buses, and 122 MAN A95 buses.
New requirements imposed by the LTA for new buses include an enhanced Passenger Information Display System (PIDS) comprising LED text displays, LCD display screens and interior speakers. In addition, an exterior-facing display screen and an external speaker is included. An Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), driver fatigue detection system, high-definition CCTV cameras, and passenger counters at entrance and exit doors of the bus are just some of the additional specifications required by LTA.
The exterior styling of the bus bears a mix of styling elements from previous and concurrently-produced batches of MAN A95 buses, such as the large grey stripe on both sides of the bus, and a large headlamp design likely inspired from MAN Trucks. The front bumper design, identical to that used on Euro 6 MAN A95 buses, have the fog lights removed.
These buses are bodied by Gemilang Coachworks of the MAN Lion’s City bodywork, likely licensed by MAN. However, unlike integral units of the MAN Lion’s City which have a distinctive design, the local units bear bodywork elements heavily borrowed from the MAN A22 buses previously procured for the local market. Furthermore, these buses do away with the curved roof attachment of the Lion’s City Hybrid specification (fitted entirely for aesthetic purposes), which had thus far been synonymous with the MAN A22 model locally.