Tata Motors has launched the Divo and Starbus Ultra in India, at a price of Rs 66 lacs and Rs 15 lacs respectively. Of the two new Tata buses, Divo is an air conditioned luxury bus and will be used for passenger transportation between various towns and cities of India. The other Tata bus, Starbus Ultra is designed to be used for intra city public transportation.
Luxury bus market in India is on the rise. More and more people are travelling around the country. Condition of highways in India too is getting better because of which, people today don’t mind travelling by road using public transportation. This has resulted in a boom time for bus manufacturers in India.
“Tata Motors has always been at the forefront in revolutionizing passenger transportation in the commercial vehicle segment. With the introduction of the Tata Divo and the Tata Starbus Ultra the company will more comprehensively address the burgeoning need of public transportation. These two buses are sure to migrate the world of passenger transportation to a completely new level of class and technology coupled with comfort and convenience,” Mr. Ravi Pisharody, President, Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors, said.
All new Tata Divo design components are imported from Tata’s subsidiary in Spain, Hispano Carrocera. Tata Divo features, mobile/laptop charging points, public address system, destination board, entertainment system, and refrigeraton. Tata Divo engine generates max power of 285 bhp and transmission is provided by a 6 6-speed overdrive gearbox. The Starbus on the other hand is powered by the tried and tested Tata 497 engine which uses a viscous fan. Both these buses are highly modern and well equipped offering high level of customisation to the buyer.
On the other hand, Starbus Ultra is available in 4 options, Deluxe, School, Standard and Luxury. According to Tata, Starbus Ultra is available in different wheelbase options along with an option of choosing either a 22 seater or a 46 seater.
Also see – Tata Divo luxury Inter-city AC coach