As a Koç Group company, Otokar's much awarded Kent C bus designed for contemporary and modern passenger transportation is now honored with another award. Awarded in 2010 with the "Best Design Award" by Design Turkey, Kent C drew attention with its various features and has been qualified to receive the "Jury's Special Award" at the Busworld 2011 Kortrijk Bus Fair organized in Belgium.
Serdar Görgüç, General Manager of Otokar received the award presented by the jury president in scope of the European Coach Week. Stating that they were very glad to receive the Jury's Special Award at Busworld by their Kent C bus, Görgüç said:
"We're glad to be honored with this great award and to represent our country in the best way in Europe. European Coach Week is a contest in which the leading bus manufacturers participate and are awarded after an elaborative evaluation process. We're proud to be awarded for the second time at this contest. At the previous contest, we were honored with the "Grand Award" with our Vectio T bus. We'll continue our efforts in order to realize an ambitious growth in the European market and increase the market share of Otokar."
The European Coach Week (ECW) Jury made a statement indicating that there were various reasons affecting their decisions to give this award to Otokar's KENT bus. Jury said that they deemed KENT worthy of this award due to its matching interior and exterior design and advanced features that can compete with the leading bus manufacturers of the world. As part of their statement, the jury also said that they wished this award to inspire all manufacturers to innovate.
12 meters-long KENT C presents passengers a modern and unique comfort with its stepless and low entrance floor, roomy inner space and easy access for people with restricted mobility. As an ideal municipality bus with low operating costs and endurance, Kent C is currently being used for passenger transportation in various leading cities of Turkey and Europe.
Operating with minimum local exhaust emission by means of its EEV level, low-emission eco engine, and providing a commodious travel for all seasons with its high-powered air-condition, Kent C guarantees maximum safety with ABS, ASR, disc brakes and anti-jam door system while providing a unique suspension with its independent front axle, superior road-holding and excellent comfort.