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Old 19th November 2011, 18:33   #1
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The countdown has began..come January, the Autoexpo 2012 is expected to be yet another milestone in the history of Indian Automobile Industry. And with lots of developments happening, CV segment, is sure to be a crowd puller this time.
Meanwhile, as CV enthusiast, do you have any idea what's could be expected with each player in the CV industry. Well here is my WILD GUSS!

1. Ashok Leyland:
  • NextGen UTrucks
  • iBus3 - concept
  • Intercity luxury coach probably with Neptune engine
  • Hybrid DOST
  • ULE based variant for BRTS
  • An Optare product
  • Avia based LCV / ICV for Indian market
  • etc
2. TML:
  • Marcopolo Vestibule
  • Tata Hispano coach
  • Hispano Hybrid bus model
  • New LCV/ICVs based on Y1 platform
  • Prima based concepts
  • Hybrid / Electric ACE
  • etc
3. VECV:
  • Eicher or UD truck models with MDEP engine (jointly developed by Eicher & Volvo)
  • FE/RE intercity coach with MDEP engines
  • Volvo semi low floor a/c bus
  • Volvo Hybrid
  • Volvo B11R / I shift
  • Articulated / multiaxle Citybus
  • Renault truck varients for indian markets
4. MNAL:
  • HCV FE bus
  • MN truck based applications / variants
5. BharatBenz:
  • Launch of full range of products 16-49Ton GVW in Indian market
  • Actros varients
  • Fully built MB bus / coach (inhouse body building)
  • Citybus varients
6. SML:
  • Variants of Prestige and other LCV buses
  • Isuzu Trucks
7. MAN-Force:
  • CLA FE / RE bus
  • CLA truck based applications or variants
8. AMW:
  • Entry into bus segment
Looking forward to the wonderful show...
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Old 19th November 2011, 19:53   #2
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I agree to most of ur guesses. Though I expect GM SAIC also to be part of the expo
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Old 20th November 2011, 21:18   #3
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If the bus code is on schedule, why not body builders with their offerings? After all, we ought to be seeing a significant move towards organised body building.
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The countdown has began..come January, the Autoexpo 2012 is expected to be yet another milestone in the history of Indian Automobile Industry. And with lots of developments happening, CV segment, is sure to be a crowd puller this time.
Meanwhile, as CV enthusiast, do you have any idea what's could be expected with each player in the CV industry. Well here is my WILD GUSS!
Thats a superb need of hour discussion..

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TML:[list][*]Marcopolo Vestibule
There were indications earlier(2008) wrt to vestibules from TM, but program was shelved. They could kick start and come out with SLF based Vestibules. That will be a game changer.

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.... MAN-Force:
  • CLA FE / RE bus
  • CLA truck based applications or variants
Man Explorer!

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8. AMW:
  • Entry into bus segment
Looking forward to the wonderful show...
FE Multi axle?

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Hynudai Porter:

Likely to be showcased

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@ Transsenger : Is the Star bus 5.2 based in Y1 platform.
I saw some images of this bus tested along with goods vehicles.
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What am expecting is a multi axle rear engined bus of AL. Will that happen?
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5. BharatBenz:
  • Launch of full range of products 16-49Ton GVW in Indian market
  • Actros varients
  • Fully built MB bus / coach (inhouse body building)
  • Citybus varients
Looking forward to the wonderful show...
I think BharatBenz is not having a stall this year... any one having more information..?
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@ Transsenger : Is the Star bus 5.2 based in Y1 platform.
I saw some images of this bus tested along with goods vehicles.
A Y1-based Tata-Macopolo bus was displayed even at the previous Auto Expo. Here's an excerpt from an old press report:

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Debasis Ray, spokesperson for Tata Motors, India’s largest automotive firm by revenue, confirmed that the company has developed a light commercial vehicle platform, which can spawn vehicles for both goods and people transportation. He added that the launch of any product based on the platform is some time away. Ray said in an email response that Tata Motors had showcased the possibilities of this platform in the form of a bus at the New Delhi Auto Expo earlier this year.
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Tata Motors to revamp light trucks platform - Corporate News - livemint.com
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A Y1-based Tata-Macopolo bus was displayed even at the previous Auto Expo. Here's an excerpt from an old press report
TML recently showcased Y1 based first product in the recently held School bus exhibition at Hyderabad. Its named as Starbus Skool with WB of 5200.
The spec was extremely good!
24V batterly
235/80 Tubeless tires
Wide windscreen(matching Lynx)
wide sweep vipers
Extremely good finish interiors
Dash board mounted CSO
vehicle width was upto 2.3m and hence it has Wider(est) gangway - Still 3x2 is not feasible.
A proper bus body code approved door at FOH.

we may anticipate new models rolling out in near future!

Over all Nice job by TM
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TML recently showcased Y1 based first product in the recently held School bus exhibition at Hyderabad. Its named as Starbus Skool with WB of 5200.

vehicle width was upto 2.3m and hence it has Wider(est) gangway - Still 3x2 is not feasible.
A proper bus body code approved door at FOH.

we may anticipate new models rolling out in near future!

Over all Nice job by TM
Was it Tata-Marcopolo? Post a pic if possible.

Y1 being LCV/ICV platform, 3X2 would indeed be difficult unless the body is made to overhang sidewards which would have its own issues.
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Was it Tata-Marcopolo? Post a pic if possible.

Y1 being LCV/ICV platform, 3X2 would indeed be difficult unless the body is made to overhang sidewards which would have its own issues.
I am aware and I told this will be only 2x2 platform!!
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Here are the details of new Starbus Ultra Skool on Y1 platform from TML. Having seen this bus in flesh, i feel the TMML could have improved the dashboard, front face FRP finish etc. Overall good job by TML.
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Here are the details of new Starbus Ultra Skool on Y1 platform from TML. Having seen this bus in flesh, i feel the TMML could have improved the dashboard, front face FRP finish etc. Overall good job by TML.
Does it use the new range of engines? I can't read the specs in the brochure due to small size font. Exactly what are the new things?
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Does it use the new range of engines? I can't read the specs in the brochure due to small size font. Exactly what are the new things?
Engine - Tata 497
Power - 92 kW ( 123 hp)
Torque - 400 Nm
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