From the Arctic Circle in Lapland to the Italian fashion capital within reach of the Mediterranean Sea. From the Finnish winter, with 40 degrees below-zero temperatures, ice, and waist-high snow, to the Italian summer, 30 degrees plus and nonstop sun. From the peace and quiet of a remote Finnish backwater to the hectic, busy life of Italy's second largest city. Contrasts that might at first glance seem hard to cope with.
For the new Mercedes-Benz CapaCity L, they are just stops on a long, exciting journey. A journey that – with a spectacular world premiere at the 61st World Congress of Public Transport Companies – serves as a temporary climax but that is far from being the final destination. Because, by premiering at the UITP Congress in Milan, the 21-metre-long giant from Mannheim has entered the stage of European local public transport.