At the ongoing Busworld 2015, Alma Motors Pvt. Ltd., an MG Group Company today unveiled the Company’s first luxury coach ‘MAMMOTH’. The coach was showcased in Mumbai at the hands of Mr. Mohan V. Kamat, Founder & Chairman – MG Group, Mr. Vijay R. Kamat, Managing Director – Alma Motors and Mr. Anil M. Kamat, Executive Director –MG Group.
The MAMMOTH has been developed and conceptualized by MG Group, in a strategic partnership between Alma Motors and MAN Trucks India. The partnership will ensure an optimum delivery on sales and services that the two Companies will closely work on.
At Busworld 2015, Mr. Anil Kamat, Executive Director, MG Group said, “’MAMMOTH’ is a landmark achievement for MG Group in India. The introduction of this luxury coach is even more special as it is designed and developed in India and has global technology. The coach has been developed keeping in mind the evolving customer, passenger and driver needs in India. Mammoth offers a range of features to help improve fuel efficiency, drive comfort and overall passenger experience.”
In this coach, the fuel tank is safely positioned in the center and mounted on the chassis. The central position of the fuel tank improves passenger safety during a crash while also providing additional luggage space. The coach also addresses the problem of uneven load distribution by adjusting the air pressure in the bellows, thereby achieving uniform load distribution, which leads to better handling, good road stability & increased tyre life.
Chassis offers one of the safest and most effective braking systems on the road, consisting of service brakes with ABS, MAN patented Engine Exhaust Valve Brake coupled with Hydrodynamic Retarder for smooth & safer braking, increased tyre life, fuel saving, long brake liner life, low heat generation and a fatigue free journey.
Keeping in mind the road conditions in India, a 2nd Ride Height System has been installed, which raises the chassis height by 50 mm for increased ground clearance. In addition to the regular Cruise Control, the coach is equipped with Downhill Cruise Control that maintains constant speed while driving downhill, without using service breaks or downshifting gears, which ultimately minimizes driver fatigue and increases passenger safety.
Furthermore, the vehicles are powered by robust, quiet, efficient, reliable, state of the art, time tested and renowned electronic controlled 6 cylinder MAN diesel engine, with optimized Power and flat Torque Curve over a wide engine rpm. The well configured driveline allows the driver to cruise at higher speeds at lower engine revs for high efficiency. It has significantly low noise levels inside the cabin, and the wider radial tubeless 295/80R22.5 tyre offer better standards of road stability and fuel efficiency and increased tyre life.
The MAMMOTH features a full driver partition which gives passengers a private, saloon like experience blessing them with two essentials while travelling – peace and quiet. With opulent push back seats and cushiony padding alongside the window rail providing a comfortable armrest for passengers. Every one of the lavish seats comes attached with personalized reading lamps, as well as mobile and USB charging ports. A centre head rack console provides an equal and well distributed flow of cool air for all passengers, while a pillar less head rack allows easy access to the spacious head luggage compartment above.