MAN CLA Bus Chassis 18.250 (4×2), 22.300 (6×2) Launched

MAN CLA BS IV Bus Chassis

BS IV-compliant bus chassis features front-mounted engine; designed for inter-city applications. 

MAN Trucks India has introduced the new ‘CLA’ bus chassis range that is now BS IV compliant. This includes two bus models – 18.250 (4×2) and 22.300 (6×2) multi-axle. The company has partnered with three leading bus body builders in India, including the MG Group who came up with MAN-MG Mammoth buses. The chassis are assembled at MAN Trucks’ manufacturing plant in Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh.

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The CLA bus chassis are designed for intercity coach application. A robust structure using tried and tested components in the chassis and driveline create the prerequisites for high reliability and longer product life, claims MAN. With the Central Government according greater priority to building new highways across the country for faster connectivity, intercity bus travel is expected to get a further boost. Operators are demanding for new solutions that offer attractive value proposition to help bring in more passengers.

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MAN Trucks India has partnered with three leading bus body builders in India, including the MG Group.

The new CLA BS IV bus chassis are powered by MAN D-0836 turbo-charged, inter-cooled common rail direct inject system engines that comes in two power outputs – 250 hp and 300 hp. It is paired to a 6-speed manual transmission. Superior power delivery and linear torque provide powerful acceleration starting even at low engine speeds are assured by the manufacturer. To meet BS IV requirements, MAN has opted for SCR technology, thereby making the engine fuel efficient, environment friendly and more reliable.

As far as passenger safety and comfort is concerned, air actuated drum brakes and anti-lock braking system (ABS) are expected to improve braking safety and driving stability. The retarder and the patented engine valve brake from MAN provide enhanced braking efficiency and improved brake life.The New CLA BSIV chassis have been designed to incorporate the full range of comfort and safety at the driver’s workplace, in turn, making the journey much safer even under tough operating conditions.

Also Read: MAN Lion´s Coach (Next-Generation) – 2017 Busworld Europe


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Irizar i8: Coach of the Year 2018 – Busworld Europe

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Attractive styling and reliable built of the new Irizar i8 has won tons of accolades. 

World´s leading bus and coach maker Irizar made a vibrant premiere of its flagship i8 luxury coach at this year edition of Busworld Europe event in Kortrijk, Belgium. The i8 has been nominated as the Best Coach of the Year 2018 in Europe by a jury of specialist journalists from the continent. The award is also claimed as a recognition to the bus maker´s strategic efforts to in recent times to position itself among the top independent OEMs in the industry.

Also Read: MAN Lion´s Coach (Next-Generation) – 2017 Busworld Europe

Akin to other Irizar PB and Century coach ranges, the `i´ series is well-recognized in the European market for its dynamic design cues and innovative built. The latest i8 takes this unique personality of the buses to whole new levels, thanks to its strong visual impressions and bold stance. Take for instance the pronounced line that flows across all sides of the coach – a styling element that is far more refined and harmonious that most of its rivals. Not to miss out the abrupt lines generating suave reflections on the body.

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Irizar i8 Coach packs in dynamic and refined styling, matching its mammoth size

The eye-ball grabbing V-shaped stainless trim on its chest, flanked on both sides by the new LED headlights, combined with the nicely fashioned windshield is revolutionary. The rear profile of the coach is even more evocative, thanks to aggressive tail lamps and air louvres for the engine compartment, in-sync with the coach’s style. On the inside, the highest level of personalisation is eminent, with driver and passenger comfort and utility given utmost preference.

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Irizar i8 is available in four lengths – 12.4 m, 13.2 m. 14 m, and 14.98 metre. Seating arrangement can be either 2+2, 2+1 or 1+1 uber luxurious seating, with kitchen and washroom, and a variety of entertainment systems and fabric finishes. Powertrain options for the i8 touring coach includes a 10.8-litre and 12.9-litre 6-cylinder diesel engines (Euro 6), with the later generating up to 510 hp of power and 2,500 Nm of torque.

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Irizar i8 is the flagship variant of the “i” range of luxury liners

Buyers can either opt ZF Ecolife 6-speed automatic gearbox with torque converter, or a ZF AS Tronic fully-automated 12-speed manual transmission. The buses are also equipped with electronically-controlled pneumatic suspension (ECAS) and braking assistance using ABS and ESC technologies, aided by EBD.

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MAN Lion´s Coach (Next-Generation) – 2017 Busworld Europe

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MAN´s premium touring coach now bags unique design language, improved engine dynamics, and a more rigid skeleton.

MAN Truck and Bus introduced the Lion´s Coach in 1996. Since then, the bus range has set several benchmarks in the segment, especially in the European markets. At the 2017 Busworld Europe, the company has premiered the latest iteration of the Lion´s Coach, with loads of improvements and visual updates. The bus has even won “Grand Coach Award” at the traditionally held Busworld Awards Competition European Coach Week (ECW) in the run-up to the event.

Also Read: Volvo 9900 and 9700 ‘Kortrijk Edition’ Coaches – 2017 Busworld Europe

To start with, eye-catching new-age design language and styling cues with unique silhouette and LED-DRL embellishments presents a whole new character to the Lion´s Coach. The fully-LED headlamps, just as the tail lights, are around 50 percent bright than halogens, while also offering greater range and visibility. On the inside, MAN has slapped-in several changes to make the cabin more attractive. Take for instance the LED strip-illuminated floor area, or the improved storage areas and luggage racks.

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MAN Lion´s Coach range offers various driver assistance and safety technologies available including Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane and Attention Guard systems

The latest Lion´s Coach is compliant to the ECE R66.02 roll-over standards of Europe, which is applicable to all class II and III buses from November this year. MAN says that high-strength steel components into bus´s skeleton and use of tube-in-tube technology for the roll bar in the B-pillar area ensures that crash energy is absorbed effectively in the event of a roll-over. There is also a 20 percent improvement in aerodynamics of the body, adds the company.

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The Lion´s Coaches are powered by `D26´ 12.4-litre 6-cylinder diesel engine (Euro 6) that can deliver power up to 500 hp depending on the variant. The latest improvements have enhanced the output by around 20 hp and 200 Nm of torque, along with the addition of a secondary retarder and a more powerful EVBec engine brake. Power is transmitted to the wheels by MAN TipMatic gearbox featuring Smart-Shifting function and Idle-speed driving.

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MAN Lion´s Coach will be available in 4 avatars – 12.1 m, 13 m, 13.3 m, and 13.9 metre lengths, in either two or three axles configurations

The driver assistance and safety technologies available in the MAN coach includes Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Guard System (LGS) and Attention Guard system. MAN´s `EfficientCruise´ cruise control with the EfficientRoll coasting function is also on the list. The premium touring coach is available in three avatars – 12.1 m, 13.3 m, and 13.9 metre in either two or three axles configuration. By this year end,  a 13 m dual-axle variant of the Lion´s coach will also be ready.

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Photos Credit: MAN Truck and Bus

 

Volvo 9900 and 9700 ‘Kortrijk Edition’ Coaches – 2017 Busworld Europe

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Special edition coaches feature a unique interior and exterior design elements and badges.

This year´s Busworld exhibition that just concluded at the city of Kortrijk in Belgium was the last of its kind, a tradition coming to an end after 45 years. Volvo Buses wanted to make the glorious occasion special, with the signature “Kortrijk Edition” of its premium luxury coaches. Only 10 units of the specially designed Volvo 9900 and Volvo 9700 coaches with Kortrijk signature ornamentation are built by the brand. The buses are up for grabs till the end of this year in all markets throughout the Europe.

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The “Kortrijk Edition” Volvo 9900 and Volvo 9700 coaches boast unique interior and exterior design elements and signature badges. This includes specially designed seat upholstery and leather-clad entry grab-handles, among others. The chassis of the coaches feature automatic height control, while Volvo’s fuel-saving I-See system is also on board the luxury liners.

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Volvo Safety: Both 9900 and 9700 coaches boast protective structure and class-leading active systems for driver assistance and passive safety

Both the flagship Volvo 9900 and 9700 models are powered by Euro 6-compliant 11-litre diesel engine that generate max power up to 460 hp. The engine is mated to advanced and energy-saving Volvo I-Shift automatic gearbox. The buses are equipped with Volvo Dynamic Steering technology as well.

Also Read: New Volvo 9400 B8R, B11R: 10 Things You Should Know

The comprehensive safety package of the Volvo coaches includes Lane Keeping Support, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Collision Warning with Emergency Braking. In addition, Knee Impact Protection, Front Impact Protection, and Front Under-run Protection System is also on the list, along with extra lighting for optimum visibility. The buses are loaded with camera to ward-off blind spots for the driver.

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