Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (DICV) today announced the start of sales of the Mercedes-Benz coach – the Super High Deck SHD 2436 with the handing over of the first set of buses to a customer in Chennai. The luxury coach is manufactured out of its plant in Oragadam and offers a seating capacity of upto 61 pushback seats and 14 cubic meters of luggage space. Built with an aluminique body, this coach, according to DICV, is the lightest in its class. In addition, the Mercedes-Benz SHD 2436 has an active steerable tag axle that results in low turning circle diameter, an advanced braking system and a strategically positioned fuel tank for added safety.
Mr. Erich Nesselhauf, Managing Director and CEO, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles, Mr. Markus Villinger, Managing Director, Daimler Buses India handed over the keys to Mr. KPN Raajesh, Owner of KPN Travels at the DICV Bus plant in Chennai. KPN Travels is one of the largest luxury coach operators in South India with a fleet size of over 330 intercity buses. Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Markus Villinger, Managing Director, Daimler Buses India said, “This product, being the longest coach in the country built with strong features, is sure to set benchmarks in ultra-luxury travel. We are excited to be offering a state-of-the–art vehicle concept to the Indian market. Inter-city travel becomes more safe, comfortable and modern.”