With a capacity to seat just 21 (7×3), this bus is 14.5 meters long, 3.7m tall has a width of 2.6 meters. It is powered by a 13 liter diesel engine generating max power of 410 hp and is compatible with BSV emission norms. Transmission is taken care by automatic 8 speed gearbox automaticScania Opticruise. Other safety features include disc brakes, EBS, ABS, traction control, Scania Retarder (speed limiter with manual/automatic control), automatically controlled exhaust brake system, reversing camera, and hill hold.
Once you enter inside, you will be astonished and will surely find it hard to believe that you are inside a bus, and that too in India. You will see plush leather seats which are controlled by electronic buttons on the arm rest. Apart from reclining back support, you also have reclining calf support. For your entertainment, there is a 21″ color LCD screen for each of the 21 passengers, on which you can watch LIVE television channels, or a movie of your choice, and a computer with wifi. Each of the passenger also get Sennheiser headphones, which are smartly placed above the seat.
The luggage compartment, just like seen in aeroplanes, is concealed and is sufficient to store hand luggage. If you have more luggage, you can always use the huge 11.5 cu m luggage compartment. Moving forward, the bus also features a working kitchen and bar. It has a induction heater, a coffee/tea machine, fridge, bar table, etc. It also has a bathroom and a wash-basin with mirror.
Owned by Siddhi Vinayak Logistics Limited (SVLL), this DC designed bus is one of the 120 buses which they have ordered from Scania. Delivery will begin from December 2013, and 8 buses will be delivered every month. Not all buses will be designed by DC. This is just one example, a look into the future of 7 star luxury bus travel in India. Scan through the image gallery below and experience the next level of luxury bus travel.