Its relation to the Citaro family is clearly evident in the passenger area of the Citaro LE, which includes wall-mounted cantilever seats for the urban bus as well as twin seats with aisle-side supporting feet and the classic handrails which curve outwards at the top. The raised ceiling in the rear area faithfully reflects the design of the front ceiling area.The cross duct in the transition from the low-floor front section to the raised rear section conveniently accommodates a destination display or a monitor for the rear rows of seats.
While the Citaro LE makes use of the tried-and-tested City Star Eco seating, the rural-service variant of the Citaro LE comes fitted with Inter Star Eco inter-city seatsIn the inter-urban version, spacious, trough-shaped luggage racks can be fitted from the front end through to the area above the rear axleThe luggage racks also feature grab rails for the benefit of standing passengers. As an option for inter-urban travel, service units comprising ventilation nozzles, reading lights and buttons for the call system can be integrated into the luggage racks.
As in the previous model, two low steps in front of the rear axle, each 195 mm high, lead up to the raised-floor area at the rear. Thanks to the roof being raised by 310 mm here, the feeling of spaciousness at the rear is as pleasant as at the front of the bus. The floor-to-ceiling height in front of the rear platform is a generous 2.05 m. The raised floor sector rises only gently aft of the second door, and dispenses completely with steps. This benefits passive safety and makes it easier to clean the vehicle.All the seats in the rear of the bus face forwards. The seat rows rise steadily from front to rear like cinema seats. The ample rear seat bench can accommodate five passengers.