MAN Trucks India, the 100%
subsidiary of MAN Truck & Bus AG, Germany, unveiled the new CLA BSIV Bus
Chassis range in Bengaluru. The product is available in two models 18.250 (4x2)
and 22.300 (6x2) multi-axle. MAN has partnered with three leading bus body
builders who can offer different innovative body designs to customers. The new
CLA BSIV bus chassis models, with front mounted engine are manufactured at MAN
Trucks’ manufacturing plant in Pithampur, near Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
The CLA bus chassis are
designed for intercity coach application. A robust structure using tried and
tested components in the chassis & driveline create the prerequisites for
high reliability and longer product life.
Joerg Mommertz, Chairman &
Managing Director, MAN Trucks India, said, “The new BSIV compliant CLA bus
chassis is built on the established attributes of MAN brand in India –
reliability and efficiency. We have now added the aspects of safety and
comfort. The fundamental needs of customers being operational performance and
efficiency of the product along with safe & comfortable journey for their
passengers, we at MAN offer a compelling proposal for them. With the solutions
from our bus body builder partners, customers can ask for various options for
their intercity operations. We are confident that with the value proposition on
offer, MAN will create a unique position in the market.”
With the Central Government
according greater priority to building new highways across the country for
faster connectivity, intercity bus travel is expected to get a further boost.
Operators are demanding for new solutions that offer attractive value
proposition to help bring in more passengers.
The new CLA BS IV bus chassis
are backed by a high performance BS IV Compliant 250HP & 300HP MAN D-0836
engines mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The turbo-charged, intercooled common rail
direct inject system and SCR technology make the engine fuel efficient,
environment friendly and more reliable. Superior power delivery and linear
torque provide powerful acceleration starting even at low engine speeds.
As passenger safety and
comfort is of paramount importance, air actuated drum brakes and anti-lock
braking system (ABS) noticeably improve braking safety and driving stability.
The retarder and the patented engine valve brake from MAN provide enhanced
braking efficiency and improved brake life. The New CLA BSIV chassis have been
designed to incorporate the full range of comfort and safety at the driver's
workplace, in turn, making the journey much safer even under tough operating
Source: MAN Trucks
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