Eicher unveils new bus and chassis for urban applications

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 29 Jul 2019


Eicher Trucks and Buses, part of VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV), showcased its latest range at the second edition of Prawaas 2019, the India International Bus and Car Travel show, in Navi Mumbai between July 25-27. The showcase included the newly introduced Eicher 3009L Skyline Pro Staff AC Bus and Eicher 20.15R 12m bus chassis.

Eicher claims that the new 20.15 R 12m bus chassis is unique and tailor-made for intercity applications. It comes equipped with an AC compressor and two alternators of 120 Amperes each – making the body-building process faster and less expensive. It also comes with a 425-litre fuel tank, eliminating the need for en-route fueling stops. The robust ‘DOMEX’ chassis delivers extremely high strength and durability, while tilt and telescopic power steering, 6-speed overdrive gearbox and air suspensions ensure a safe and comfortable ride. The bus offers best-in-class fuel efficiency with the use of Volvo Group engine management system EMS 3.0, coupled with new-generation features such as cruise control and real-time fuel coaching where the driver is continuously guided on most effective driving.

Eicher Trucks and Buses also introduced the Skyline Pro bus range with a refreshed look. The Skyline Pro 3009L AC bus on display was customised with luxurious Harita Magnum Push back seats with 3-point ELR seat belt, in 2x1 seating configuration and air suspension for added comfort.

These latest innovations stem from Eicher’s commitment towards developing vehicles with best-in-class fuel efficiency, higher productivity with superior uptime and using modern features relevant to India and the developing markets. These buses have been designed on the concept of ‘Smart Journeys that offers Smart Design, Smart technologies, Smart features’ for safer and sustainable mobility across India.

With this introduction, Eicher’s bus range has been further augmented with variants across different applications for schools, staff, route permit and intercity segment.

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