JBM Auto Ltd launched the
diesel version of its ultra-low-floor luxurious bus Citylife at Auto Expo 2016
here. The bus was launched by Nishant Arya, Executive Director, JBM Group in
the presence of SK Arya, Chairman, JBM Group.
Speaking to media after the
launch, Nishant Arya said, “Citylife CNG has received a very good response from
the market and we are going to deliver the first tranche very soon. However, we
have witnessed numerous enquiries for a diesel bus with the same comfort of
Citylife CNG as CNG is not available in all cities. Our new offering Citylife
Diesel is to meet this demand. This bus has inherited all the safety and
comfort specifications of Citylife”.
Citylife Diesel will be
manufactured at the company’s hi-tech manufacturing facility in Kosi, Uttar
Pradesh having capacity to manufacture 2000 buses annually. The bus has been
designed keeping in mind Indian traffic and weather conditions. Some unique
features include a monocoque structure to ensure maximum strength and minimum
weight, matching European standards for safety in case of front/side collision
and rollover accidents. The fuel tank capacity of the bus is 265 litres.
Citylife Diesel has an independent front suspension (IFS) that will ensure a
stress-free ride for passengers. To boost passenger safety and comfort,
Citylife Diesel will have cantilever seats and armrests, ensuring more room for
JBM Auto Ltd. is the flagship
company of the USD 1.35 billion JBM Group. The company is the leading
manufacturer of auto components and buses in the country. The company’s
manufacturing facilities are strategically located in close proximity of
leading automobile hubs of India at Faridabad, Greater Noida, Nasik, Chennai, Sanand,
Pune and Indore. Its products are widely used in two-wheelers, cars, tractors
and trucks and many other sectors in India and overseas.
Source: Motown India