The European bus and coach jury at this year's international bus and coach fair, "Busworld Kortrijk", voted the Mercedes-Benz Travego – since early 2009 in its third generation – "Coach of the Year 2010″. On 15 October 2009 Stuart Jones, president of the Coach of the Year jury, presented the trophy to Michael Göpfarth, manager of the Mercedes-Benz Bus and Coach unit of EvoBus GmbH.
The Travego emerged victorious after the jury of experts from 17 European countries put it through its paces together with four other European competitors at the Coach Euro Test in June 2009 in Senlis, Paris. The Coach Euro Test takes place every two years and is one of the most important coach tests in the bus and coach sector.
Among criteria such as economy, environmental compatibility, handling and comfort, safety was paramount.