Mercedes-Benz forays into bus production in IndiaSeptember 1st, 2008 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz Monday announced its foray into the bus segment in India with the launch of its intercity coach.While the body of the luxury bus will be built by the Jalandhar-based Sutlej Motors, the coach will have a ‘O 500 R/RF chassis’ from the Mercedes-Benz stable.
“Our footprint in the commercial vehicles segment now widens with the introduction of Mercedes-Benz buses,” Mercedes-Benz India managing director and chief executive Wilfried Aulbur said.
The bus market in India is witnessing a tremendous change, with the government undertaking large-scale infrastructure projects that are dedicated to redefine the mass transportation industry in India.
Projects like the north-south-east-west corridor and the golden quadrilateral are close to completion.