Tata Motors to showcase 5 new buses at Bus World India 2018

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 28 Aug 2018


Magna, said to be India's first Bus Body Complaint (BBC) luxury intercity bus, will be one of the buses to be showcased at Bus World India 2018

Tata Motors is all set to showcase five new public transport vehicles at the Bus World India 2018, biggest B2B bus and coach exhibition in the world. The new range of transport solutions on display will be - Starbus Ultra AC 22-Seater Push back, Starbus 12-Seater AC Maxi cab, Winger 12-Seater, Tata 1515 MCV Staff Bus and Magna intercity coach.

Commenting on the occasion, Rohit Srivastava, product line head – Passenger Commercial Vehicle, Tata Motors said, “Under our Turnaround 2.0 strategy, we are aggressively focusing on introducing a new range of products with improved features and state-of-the-art technological advancements. Our priority is to provide efficient, clean, safe, accessible and affordable value propositions to our customers. Our exhibits at the Bus World 2018 is a testament of our best-in-class solutions tailored to the bus segment in India, with a special focus on driver and passenger comfort and safety.”

Sandeep Kumar, head sales and marketing - Passenger Commercial Vehicle, Tata Motors adds, "We are pleased to associate with Bus World India 2018 as a platinum sponsor. It is an excellent platform to showcase our revolutionising range of buses providing the customers with the perfect blend of convenience, comfort and smart travel options. Through our product offerings, we are shifting the paradigm for new age products and mobility solutions, not just for the passengers but for drivers too.”

Products to be showcased at the event

Magna is said to be India’s First Bus Body Complaint (BBC) luxury intercity bus. It is available in two power nodes (180 HP and soon to be launched 230 HP). The coach comes with a 35-44 ranging seating capacity and a boot space of 7.5 cubic meter; is backed by aggregates like Cummins ISBe 5.9 engine, TATA G750 gearbox, VOITH Retarder and with the Marcopolo bus body.

Starbus Ultra AC 22-Seater Push back (pictured above) and Starbus 12-Seater AC Maxi cab (pictured below) are built by Tata Marcopolo. It comes with features such as individual charging points, hand rest on all seats, Push back luxury leather seats, power steering, air brakes and LED lighting.

Starbus Ultra AC 22-Seater PB comes with the New Generation Turbotronn Engine 140hp offering 700,000 kms first overhaul life and with one of the lowest NVH in its class. Starbus 12-seater AC Maxi cab comes with 4SP CR engine with aggregates like GB-550 gearbox fitted with cable shift mechanism, radial tubeless tyres, parabolic suspension and tiltable steering.

The Winger 12-Seater comes with a 2.2 L DICOR Engine and is designed for the tour and travel operators.

Tata 1515 MCV bus is built on the 1515 chassis and supported by aggregates like Cummins ISBe 5.9 engine, TATA G600 Gearbox and Tata Marcopolo body. It includes features like three-point seat belts, reverse camera with a display, USB mobile charging points and GPS with Wi-Fi.

Tata Motors has pioneered technological innovations in the bus segment and is said to be fully equipped with a range of buses powered by alternate fuels aimed at reducing pollution and promoting an eco-friendly transport system in India. The company has also developed a range of mobility solutions such as hybrid, electric, fuel cell, LNG and articulated buses to meet the future transportation needs of the ‘Envisaged Smart Cities’.