Mercedes-Benz, one of the largest bus manufacturers in the world, recently launched its low entry City Bus in India, thus entering the city bus segment. The company has already made a mark in the long-distance inter-city segment in India.
Daimler has been making to consolidate its global leadership in big business and this foray in the city bus segment falls under those efforts. On this occasion, Markus Villinger was appointed the Head of Daimler Buses India. He said, “Our production line at the Pune plant combined with body-building from our captive partner MCV, will ensure our uncompromising standards of quality are maintained in India.”
Apart from its striking exterior and low entry design (with wheel chair ramp), the bus offers a driver’s cabin that is smart, ergonomical and safe with pneumatic seats. It is comfortable and user friendly with high cushioning, multiple charging point, powerful air-conditioning and displays the destination board. The City Bus is powered by a Euro IV compliant robust OM 926 Diesel engine with 252 hp of power and uses the economical BlueTec® diesel technology. The City Bus is the first bus to be certified with bus body code certification in India. The code aims at regulating the diverse Indian bus body building landscape to ensure high passenger and driver safety. An efficient and powerful engine, optimum weight factor, smartly developed and rolling resistance go on in making the bus fuel efficient. A manufacturing unit of the City Bus was inaugurated in Chakan, Pune.