Mahindra Truck and Bus Division (MTBD), today unveiled Mahindra Cruzio, its brand-new range of bus based on its latest Intermediate Commercial Vehicles (ICV) platform. The Cruzio is aimed at the employee transport segment, which also marks the company’s debut in the popular Lastwagen Pullman Overhang (LPO) segment of buses which is gaining momentum as it offers an enhanced consumer experience.
Speaking on the occasion, Rajan Wadhera, president, Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra said, “The unveiling of the new Cruzio bus range marks a defining moment for our Truck and Bus business as we have taken our ICV bus platform to the next level of customer experience. Being BS VI ready, the Cruzio is all set to be a game changer, and is one of the safest, most ergonomic and comfortable buses that will set new standards in the market. Going forward, we will also launch the school and stage bus variants to further increase our portfolio.”
Vinod Sahay, CEO, Mahindra Truck and Bus and Construction Equipment Divisions, Mahindra & Mahindra added, “The Cruzio demonstrates Mahindra’s ability to bring the best to Indian customers, and was developed on the basis of meticulously gathered consumer insights. Bus operators in this segment are clearly looking for a solution that can balance end-user benefits, as well as helping them optimise costs. I am confident that similar to the Blazo X HCV and Furio ICV range, the Cruzio LPO bus range will also set new benchmarks for performance, earnings and deliver better value to our customers.”
Mahindra says in terms of the safety perspective, the Cruzio meets the Rollover Test norms as per AIS 031 and the BUS Body code as per AIS 052. It is also compliant with the latest regulatory requirements of AIS 153, which has stringent noise and vibration standards. The company says the bus range offers enhanced visibility in both day and night and bigger brakes for efficient braking performance with short stopping distances. It has the highest ground clearance in the category to avoid damage to bumpers.
In addition, Cruzio offers best-in-class seat width with seats that are contoured and ergonomically designed to provide full back support. A broad gangway and improved parabolic suspension lead for better ride comfort. In terms of engine, the Cruzio is equipped with Mahindra FuelSmart Technology to optimise fuel consumption. It is also equipped with an Intelligent Driver Information System (DIS) for easy driving with all the useful information available on the Instrument Cluster to help improve driver productivity and safety.