Fuel efficient, luxurious, spacious and with a host of on-board safety features, Tata Marcopolo Magna two axle and three axle buses are designed for inter city travel. Unveiled earlier this year in India, Tata Marcopolo Magna luxury bus will be launched later this year in India.
The first batch buses under the partnership with Marcopolo of Brazil will be launched in India later this year. The two axle air conditioned luxury buses being launched first to be launched in two different sizes in the ICV class and MCV class. Three axle buses are currently under development and will be launched later in the HCV class in 2016.
These luxury buses with seating capacity of 30-50 persons will be spacious and with improved structure so as to cater to the demands of long road travel in the country. The two axle buses will measure 12,000mm long, 3,800mm tall and 2,600mm wide and will be built of GI tubular structure with fire retardant marine plywood and 12mm skid proof vinyl flooring.Earlier, the plan was to launch these buses in 2016. But seeing the increase in demand for luxury buses, the launch has been pre-poned.
Tata Marcopolo Magna luxury buses will also sport a fiber roof instead of metal so as to adhere to latest safety norms. In a 2×2 seating layout, the buses will sport mobile charging points in each row while on the safety front, the buses will have an emergency door at the right hand rear while two windows on either side will also be emergency exit points. The buses will also have two 5 kg fire extinguishers as per safety regulations.
Tata Marcopolo two and three axle buses will be competitively priced in a range of INR 45-50 lakhs. The two axle ICV buses will be powered by 120-150 hp motors while the MCV range will receive 150-230hp motors. The HCV range, launching later, will sport 230-280 hp engines.
Tata Marcopolo Magna luxury buses are being produced from the company’s Dharwad plant in Karnataka while the chassis are being procured from Tata Motors Pune plant. Dharwad manufacturing unit employs around 3,000 employees and has production capacity of 15,000 buses per annum.