Mercedes-Benz forays into bus production in India

September 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.

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