MAN FORCE TRUCKS unveiled its first offering in the bus segment, the ‘MAN Airobus’ at the 2012 Auto Expo held in New Delhi earlier this-year. The MAN Airobus is a 45 seater Inter-City Air conditioned Coach with full Air suspension, powered by a MAN D-0836 6.9-litre turbocharged direct injection engine that produces 220 bhp. It is a BS3 compliant diesel motor and is mater to a 6-speed ZF gearbox. However, this is a single axle bus and is front wheel driven.
Features include luxurious reclining seats, individual reading lights, individual AC vents, aisle seats which can be moved side-ways for class leading elbow room, ample leg room, large overhead storage racks and equally spacious underbody luggage compartment. This bus is a boon not only for the passenger but also for the operator as well as the driver. Excellent ergonomics, smooth and effortless gear shifting, best in-class pickup on account of the powerful and high torque engine make driving the MAN Airobus a sheer joy.
Now our good friend at Motorbash has spotted the Man Airobus doing the trail-run in Pune and according to the same, the Airobus has been launched in India but due to some body related issues, it had to be discontinued and the bus is no more on-sale and there is a possibility that they might be doing the body building of Airobus themselves or working on stricter quality norms. They also reveal the new AiroBus might be launched sometime during the first quarter of 2013.
Checkout more spy pictures below the jump.
Also see – 2012 Auto Expo – Man Force forays into bus segment with ‘Man Airobus’
Source – MotorBash