IVECO SNARES BIGGEST EVER SALE IN NORWAY: 217 BUSES

Photography by: courtesy Iveco Bus


IVECO BUS has broken new ground in Norway in achieving its biggest ever sale – a total of 217 buses - to Vy Buss AS (formerly Nettbuss AS), the company reports.

The deal covers the delivery of city and intercity buses in three different versions with the first buses going into operation earlier this European summer, Iveco confirms.

All buses will operate in both Øvre and Nedre Romerike. The bus tender will endure for eight years with the possibility of an extension, Iveco explains.

The 217 Crossways delivered will come in three different versions. The largest proportion - 110 buses – are the 14.5m three-axle Crossway LE Line. These buses have 57 seats and room for 52 standing passengers and are powered by the 360hp Cursor 9 engine.

The deal also covers 67 12.1m two-axle Crossway LE Line buses powered by the 320hp Tector 7 engine. These buses have 45 seats and room for 39 standing passengers.

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The last 40 buses are the two-axle Crossway Line version. These 13m buses with normal-height floor are powered by the 320hp Tector 7 engine and have 49 seats and room for 29 standing passengers.

Both engine versions in the buses to be delivered to Vy Buss are fully compatible with HVO (Hydroated Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil).

The low-entry buses significantly facilitate entry and exit for passengers. The comfort of the driver has also been taken care of with a modern and well-screened driver’s seat, the company says.

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IMPROVED TICKETING

Said to be suited to match every need, some of these vehicles are equipped with grit spreaders, which can come in handy on icy winter roads. All the buses also have a new and improved ticket system and TFT screens for up-to-date information to the passengers. Passengers also benefit from USB-sockets for charging their devices at each seat row, says Iveco.

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A special trait of these buses is the new roof light bar for improved high-beam output. Many of these buses will operate in areas with sparse road lighting and improved high-beam output increases road safety, Iveco states. Perfectly integrated, it completes the two round auxiliary lights mounted on the roof, it adds.

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IVECO BUS

Iveco Bus is a brand of CNH Industrial N.V., a global leader in capital goods listed on the New York Stock Exchange and on the Borsa Italiana in Milan, it states.

A major player in the field of public transport, and among the leading bus and coach manufacturers in Europe, Iveco Bus designs, manufactures and markets a broad range of vehicles that meets all the needs of public and private operators, it claims.

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