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26.11.14

BUSMAKERS NEWS WORLDWIDE * India - * Germany - * Canada/Scotland (UK) - * Russia

* India - VE Commercial Vehicles launches Eicher Skyline Pro Series buses

(Photo: Buses are available in school, staff and tourist variants with seating capacity ranging from 36 to 60)
Gurgaon,Haryana,India -Business Standard -24 Nov 2014: -- VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV), a 50:50 joint venture between Sweden’s Volvo Group and Eicher Motors has launched Eicher Pro series of light duty for school and staff category... According to VECV, new buses will meet the demands of the emerging premium market segment by providing enhanced passenger safety, fuel efficiency and comfort with superior aesthetics. Eicher Skyline Pro buses are available in school, staff and tourist variants with seating capacity ranging from 36 to 60 per the segment requirement... The company is currently in discussion with various state governments and city authorities to provide these buses for public transportation. Under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission, (JNNURM) the Government has sanctioned purchase of buses for various mission. The company is set to add one big order of 560 buses from Bihar and another order of 65 buses from Indore. It has supplied more than 3000 buses to the various state transport undertakings. In Maharashtra, there are 38 buses while it has supplied highest in Gujarat of 1101 units...



* Germany - "Ride and Drive": the new test drive programme from Daimler Buses 

(Photo: Setra ComfortClass 500) 
Mannheim/Neu-Ulm –Media Daimler -Nov 24, 2014: -- Daimler Buses are stepping up its test drive programme for European customers: The provision of the first new vehicles now establishes an additional range of test-drive vehicles for Daimler Buses on site at the respective brands' locations in Mannheim and Neu-Ulm...  The following new Mercedes-Benz buses will be available for test drives at the ONC new bus centre in Mann­heim from mid-November 2014 to the end of March 2015: Citaro G with horizontal OM 936h engine, new on-board electronics and new articulation control system (ATC), Travego Safety Coach with Active Brake Assist 3 (ABA3) and "anticipatory" cruise control system Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC), and a Tourismo with Lane Assistant (SPA) and Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS)... In Neu-Ulm, four world premieres from Setra are available for test drives: the new LE business low-entry inter-urban vehicle, the new mid-decker ComfortClass 500 MD, Setra's longest touring coach at present, in the guise of the S 519 HD, and the S 511 HD, which continues Setra's 60-year club coach tradition in a new generation...


* Canada - Scottish bus maker to establish Ontario plant as part of Metrolinx deal

(Photo: An Alexander Dennis 253 double-decker bus)
Toronto,Ontario,CAN -Canadian Manufacturing (CAN) -November 24, 2014: -- Metrolinx has signed a deal with Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) to buy 253 double-decker buses that will see the Scotland-based bus maker establish a local chassis assembly facility near Toronto... According to Metrolinx, Ontario’s Crown transportation agency for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), it has reached an agreement with the company that will see the fully accessible, low floor, double-decker buses delivered to its GO Transit arm over five years beginning in 2016... Construction of the chassis facility is expected to begin in mid-2015 and the first order of buses is expected by 2016... 


* Russia - GAZ Group delivers 30 articulated LIAZ Euro-5 buses to Nizhny Novgorod

(Photo from Wikipedia: A GAZ articulated bus, model LiAZ-6213, in Moscow) 
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia -Busworld (Belgium) -23 Nov 2014: -- The GAZ Group Bus Division recently delivered to the Nizhny Novgorod administration 30 low-floor articulated buses of the type LIAZ-621322, fitted with a Euro 5 driveline. All vehicles are adapted to passengers with limited mobility. Total cost of the buses is more than 300 million rubles... The new buses are equipped with a MAN diesel Euro 5 engine producing 290 hp, a six-speed ZF automatic gearbox and ZF axles, and a kneeling system in the air suspension, a mechanical ramp, communication buttons with the driver, a fire extinguishing system, air conditioning and ten CCTV cameras... The bus is designed to transport 146 people. There are 34 seats and an extra seat for people with limited mobility... The bus LiAZ-621322 is the first domestic low-floor articulated bus... 

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