Scania takes luxury bus travel a step further in India: Launches DC designed coach
Scania Commercial Vehicles India, a subsidiary of Swedish major Scania has officially launched their first Scania Super Luxury Intercity Coach in India. The bus’ interiors are designed by DC Design. Delivery of this first luxury bus will be taken by Surat based Siddhi Vinayak Logistics Limited (SVLL). These bus will be assembled at the Scania factory near Bangalore.
Representing the future of the bus industry in India, the new 7 star Scania Super Luxury Intercity Coach is manufactured by Scania keeping in mind corporate needs. About 120 SVLL connect buses will hit the roads on the coming two years and will house all the comforts necessary for medium and long distance travel while promising to reduce time travel by 15%.
Apart from offering premium interiors, the operators are also working towards offering services like spa, toilet, refreshment bar, on-the-go dining, personal LCD screens with USB compatibility and Sennheiser headphones and much more. The fares for travel in this bus will be similar to those of travelling via first AC in railways.
The design and interior planning of this special Super Luxury Intercity Coach is based on feedback received after studying the needs and demands of long distance bus drivers and passengers and comes in a tougher design with more driver centric safety systems and better fuel economy. For more information, scroll through the press release below.
Luxury premiere for Scania’s new coach
Bangalore, September 21st, 2013: Scania Commercial Vehicles India, a leading commercial vehicles manufacturer today launched its first ever Scania Super Luxury Intercity Coach in India. This was done at the event organized by Siddhi Vinayak Logistics Ltd. (SVLL),one of the fastest growing companies in the field of transportation, to commence the start of their Bus operations. The launch was done by Mr. Anders Grundströmer, Managing Director Scania Commercial Vehicle India and Senior Vice President Scania Group at a customer event organized by SVLL in Surat International Exhibition and Convention Centre.
Based in Surat, SVLL is one of the largest fleet owners in the country. The company operates across diverse segments such steel, cement, tractors, chemicals, machinery and is a pioneer in the newer segments of commercial vehicle chassis carriers. With this legacy in place, the company has decided to venture into the bus segment under their ‘Connect’brand with Scania as its chosen partner.
Expressing his happiness over the launch of the next generation super luxury coach, Mr. Anders Grundströmer says,“This is the bus that the entire industry has been waiting for so eagerly, it represents the future of the bus industry. India has been one of our key focus markets and the country presents some very unique opportunities for a commercial vehicle manufacturer like us. This order is one more affirmation of the trust and acceptance of our vehicles. This is the first step towards achieving our goal of being the most trusted transport partner to all our customers and SVLL is one of our most valued customers. We look forward to a long term partnership with them transcending into their Trucking business as well.”
“SVLL is one of the largest fleet owners in the country with over 5975 commercial vehicles. As we continue to reinforce our presence in the road transport sector, our new alliance with Scania marks a key milestone in allowing us to cross the threshold into a brand new segment of transportation in India. With Scania’s manufacturing expertise, Dilip Chhabria of automotive design and SVLL’s network reach in the country, our combined capabilities will enhance our ability to offer world-class facilities to our customers in the space of intra-city bus services in India”, adds Mr.RC Baid, Chairman & Chief Mentor, Siddhi Vinayak Logistics Ltd.
Launched in February this year, the Scania Intercity Coach range introduces highly reliable multi-purpose coach for medium and long distance luxury travel for the Indian market which has already received an overwhelming response since the launch in India.The luxury coach is the product of knowledge gathered from studying the needs of long-distance bus drivers as well as passengers, all based on renowned Scania virtues such asrobust design, maximum passenger and driver safety, leading fuel economy and a long and trouble-free service life.