Daimler India Commercial Vehicles has commenced sale of its Oragadam-built BharatBenz buses in the Indian market. It recently delivered the first set of staff buses to customers in Mumbai.

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The staff bus is first of a range of ultra-fuel efficient BharatBenz buses that are being offered commercially after it was introduced earlier this year. This front-engine buses will meet the needs of school, staff and tourist transportation for intra-city travel.

The 9-tonne, 39-seater front-engine BharatBenz staff bus promises enhanced fuel efficiency and its features include anti-lock braking system (ABS), front and rear anti-roll bars and fire retardant materials, among others. The BharatBenz staff bus comes with a patented ‘Aluminique’ profiles and aerodynamic design offers enhanced fuel efficiency and strong structural stability.

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The bus plant manufactures buses with gross vehicle weight of 9, 16 and above 16 ton range. The plant has a capacity of 1,500 units per year scalable to 4,000 units. In parallel, the premium segment will continue to be addressed by Mercedes-Benz rear-engine buses for inter-city transportation.

Available through a network of over 80 dealerships and BharatBenz sales is backed by BharatBenz Financial, a captive financing unit that offers full coverage vehicle Insurance, offers cashless facility including zero depreciation and full maintenance contracts.

 
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