Commercial Vehicles Limited has launched an all-new industry-defining Coach
& Sleeper bus range. The
custom-developed buses designed and built in Volvo Buses India’s factory in
Hosakote on high performance front engine Eicher 6016 R LPO 12.4 m chassis sets
a new benchmark for bus travel in India with its future ready design and
year ago, we announced the formation of a Bus division within VECV with the
clear aim to shape the developments in the Indian bus industry. Today I am
proud to launch a new range that synergizes Eicher brand’s extensive local
presence and expertise in value engineering with Volvo Buses India’s competence
in premium bus segment. This product truly combines the
best-of-the-both-worlds,” said Vinod Aggarwal, MD& CEO, VE Commercial
Passey, President, Bus Division, VECV added, “This is the first milestone in
our drive to offer a complete range of market-adapted economy, mid-premium and
premium buses across all market segments. With the national permit being rolled
out, operators seek high quality buses - that call for balanced upfront
investment - to reliably cover longer distances. The new products are the
perfect answer to this rapidly evolving market’s needs. We are confident that
the fully factory-built coach and sleeper will prove viable alternatives to
rail and air travel, due to their best-in-class quality, reliability, and
its stacked surfaces and sharp sculptured Tall Boy design, the modern
aerodynamics instantly conveys aesthetic appeal. The fully air-conditioned
buses maximise comfort and safety for passengers. The range built on the Eicher
6016 R LPO 12.4 m chassis is equipped with the reliable 5.1 litre VEDX5 engine
derived from Volvo Group’s global powertrain family. The engine is capable of
delivering maximum power of 210 HP and flat torque of 825Nm@1200-1600 rpm.
fully air-conditioned Coach seats 43 passengers with best-in-class 11.3 cu.m
luggage space.The Sleeper version offers 30 luxurious berths that maximise
comfort and safety and offers 6.5 cu.m of luggage space. Berths are separated
by full-height partitions to ensure privacy and security in the air-conditioned
high-performance Eicher 6016 R LPO 12.4 m chassis is designed to offer improved
structural strength, while the corrosion free fuel tank and high-capacity
alternator deliver trouble-free performance.
features like Cruise Control, Fuel Coaching, Mbooster+ and Intelligent Engine
Protection System make the Eicher 6016 R LPO 12.4 m chassis, a preferred choice
for Intercity, Route Permit and Staff applications.
model has a compliance with all applicable government norms. The coach’s
theatre-type saloon seating, pushback seats and LED ambience ensure comfortable
long journeys. USB ports, reading lights, speakers, AC louvers and infotainment
systems are standard offerings.
importance has been accorded to driver ergonomics. The dashboard which is
designed in line with global benchmarks incorporates controls that are
positioned and oriented for easy accessibility. The stylish engine hood is
suitably insulated to minimize NVH levels. The bus body complies with relevant
legislation, with all materials being certified to be fire-retardant.
new range is supported by Eicher buses pan-India service network with over 500
touch points which offer a one-stop-shop for both chassis and body service
requirements. Further, Lifetime Support Solutions, ensure seamless and hassle-free
experience across the ownership period.
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