The Jakarta Post
German car and truck manufacturer Daimler launched on Thursday two new bus models to meet the growing demand for more comfortable and safer buses for public transportation.
The new buses – the Mercedes-Benz OF 1623 RF and O500RS 1836 -- were designed for medium and long-haul trips, said Daimler Commercial Vehicles Indonesia (DCVI) president director Markus Villinger during the launch ceremony in Tangerang, Banten.
The components of the buses, which are produced in Brazil, will be assembled in the company’s factory in Wanaherang, Bogor, West Java.
DCVI, a subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz Indonesia (MBI), is among the major distributors of luxury passenger buses in Indonesia. The company sells various models of buses with a wide range of engine capacities.
Villinger said the two new models were manufactured taking into consideration input from the company’s customers. “We’ve put our customers’ voice into reality in order to give the best traveling experience to Mercedes-Benz bus passengers,” he said.
The OF 1623 RF has a load capacity of 16 tons with 230 horsepower, while the O500RS 1836 has a load capacity of 18 tons and with 360 horsepower. The emission standards of both buses are Euro 3 engines.
Villinger said that amid the current significant growth of land transportation infrastructure, DCVI continued to improve the quality of its land transportation modes. (das/bbn)