Tata Motors, India's largest automobile company, has developed a line-up of world-class buses for the MCV market. The company has recently showcased two new exciting applications for intercity transportation and staff transportation at the SIAM International Bus & Utility Vehicles Show, at Greater Noida. Other new technologies on display included the luxurious Divo Coach, Semi Deluxe Starbus Ultra Contract Bus, the all new Starbus Ultra for school application and an ambulance based on the Tata Venture platform.
The new MCV buses are fully built offerings catering to both AC & Non AC contract and intercity applications. The world-class body has been built as per international standards by Tata Motors Marcopolo, on proven Tata LPO 1618 and LPO 1512 chassis, which are known for its reliability and superior performance. The light weight body improves vehicle performance while still keeping the durability and strength aspect intact due to the superior body building process technology adopted from Marcopolo, Brazil. These buses are built on the improved Ex range on MCV buses which promises superior mileage, best operating economics and enhanced safety standards.
Further, the Front Engine AC Intercity Coach is a hallmark of luxury when it comes to intercity and elite staff transportation. This smart coach offers the advantages of superior body building technology with plush interiors and sleek modern exteriors. With individual AC vents, luxurious push back seats and ample luggage space, it meets all long distance travel requirements.
On the other hand, non-AC Staff Bus is a luxury staff bus designed on the MCV platform to cater to elite staff and tourist transportation. With luxurious push back seats, and features such as wide gangway, flat floor inside saloon, separate driver partition and pleasant interiors, it surely is a treat for the passengers. The two new buses on display will be launched in the market, in a phased manner shortly.
Tata Motors' Group Global Wholesales in January 2013, including Jaguar Land Rover, were at 101,112 nos. Cumulative wholesales for the fiscal were 982,110. Global wholesales of all commercial vehicles –Tata, Tata Daewoo and the Tata Hispano Carrocera range-were 47,231 nos.