The award ceremony will take place on 18 October at the FIAA Forum
The International Bus and Coach Fair, FIAA 2022, and the magazine Autobuses & Autocares are once again organising the European Minibus Euro Test competition, which, on this third occasion, features the participation of the manufacturing brands Aveuro International, Car-Bus.net and Isuzu. All of them are present in most of the European markets and have come to Madrid with their best minibuses for private and tourist transport, with the intention of winning the most prestigious award in Europe in their segment. The award will be presented on Tuesday 18 October at 2:00 p.m. in the FIAA Forum (Hall 9 of the Recinto Ferial de IFEMA MADRID), at the opening of the show, which will be held until 21 October.
The tests carried out at the Minibus Euro Test will be used to select the Minibus of the Year 2023 award, the winner of which will be eligible to hold the title for the whole of next year in the sector's European markets. The tests will be carried out on the candidate minibuses from 15 to 17 October in the vicinity of IFEMA MADRID.
The Minibus of the Year award has been made possible thanks to the agreement reached between IFEMA MADRID, the organiser of FIAA, and Autobuses & Autocares magazine, the official representative in Spain of the International Bus & Coach of the Year Awards. The panel of judges for these awards, consisting of Europe's 23 leading specialist publications, assesses the performance of the vehicles competing for the Minibus of the Year award.
About the Minibus Euro Test
The first Minibus Euro Test event, which was aimed at tourist and private transport minibuses, was held in spring 2017 and the trophy was awarded during the International Bus and Coach Fair, FIAA, in May of that year. The Minibus of the Year award went to Iveco's Daily Tourys and the award was collected by Sylvain Blaise, President of Iveco Bus, who came all the way to Madrid for the occasion. Seven vehicles of the Car-Bus.net, Ferqui, Indcar, Integralia, Iveco Bus, Temsa and Unvi brands took part in the event.
Meanwhile, the second Minibus Euro Test event, which focused on purely urban transport minibuses, was held in 2019. On this occasion, Ferqui, Indcar, Iveco Bus, MAN and Mercedes-Benz took part, the latter winning the Minibus of the Year award with its Sprinter City 75 model.
More information on the FIAA website.