Tata Motors has developed a line-up of world-class buses for the MCV market. The company today showcased two new exciting applications for intercity transportation and staff transportation at the SIAM International Bus & Utility Vehicles Show, at Greater Noida. Other new technologies on display included the luxurious Divo Coach, Semi Deluxe Starbus Ultra Contract Bus, the all new Starbus Ultra for school application and an ambulance based on the Tata Venture platform.
According to Mr. Ravi Pisharody, Executive Director, Commercial Vehicles Business Unit, Tata Motors, “The MCV market is traditionally dominated by chassis sales but Tata Motors is all set to change this trend with our newly designed and company built MCV buses. The two buses on display are an effort to upgrade the market to a much more superior product quality in their respective sub-segments. These buses are specially designed for their intended application with an aim to provide a company built options. As leaders in the commercial vehicle market, we always look forward to bringing new products to market and this move is a step in this direction.”
The new MCV buses are fully built offerings catering to both AC & Non AC contract and intercity applications. The world-class body has been built as per international standards by Tata Motors Marcopolo Limited., on proven Tata LPO 1618 and LPO 1512 chassis, which are known for its reliability and superior performance. The light weight body improves vehicle performance while still keeping the durability and strength aspect intact due to the superior body building process technology adopted from Marcopolo, Brazil. These buses are built on the improved Ex range on MCV buses which promises superior mileage, best operating economics and enhanced safety standards.
Front Engine Luxury AC Intercity Coach (45-Seater): This coach is a hallmark of luxury when it comes to intercity and elite staff transportation. This smart coach offers the advantages of superior body building technology with plush interiors and sleek modern exteriors. With individual AC vents, luxurious push back seats and ample luggage space, it meets all long distance travel requirements. Built on the reliable 180 HP Tata platform, it comes with various advanced features like hydrodynamic retarder, air suspension, overdrive gearbox and tubeless radial tyres.
Luxury Non AC Staff Bus (41-Seater): This is a luxury staff bus designed on the MCV platform to cater to elite staff and tourist transportation. With luxurious push back seats, and features such as wide gangway, flat floor inside saloon, separate driver partition and pleasant interiors, it surely is a treat for the passengers.
The two new buses on display will be launched in the market, in a phased manner shortly.