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Old 9th February 2018, 21:41   #1
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Big shoutout to .anshuman for shooting these pictures & his coverage of the Auto Expo. Thanks for sharing, man!

The SML Isuzu commercial vehicles displayed their offerings in the medium commercial segment. They also displayed a CNG bus for intra city runs. SML Isuzu started as Swaraj Vehicles Limited back in 1983. It was renamed to Swaraj Mazda after a joint venture (JV) with Punjab Tractors Ltd., Mazda Motor Corporation and Japan & Sumitomo Corporation. In 2009, Sumitomo purchased Punjab Tractors' stake in the JV and the company was renamed to SML Isuzu in 2011.

SML Executive LX CNG Turbo

The first indigenously developed bus in India was introduced by the company back in 1987. Since then, the company has come a long way. Here is their Executive LX CNG bus:
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It gets an emergency exit door at the back, but all the side windows can be broken using hammers from inside in case of an emergency:
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The bus has a 27+1+1 seating configuration with semi-reclining seats. Customers can also order the bus with a 29+1+1 or a 19+1+1 seat option. The 19-seat option gets pushback seats, which are more roomier and comfortable. The bus is air-conditioned and passengers get overhead luggage racks on both sides:
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The front section houses seats for the driver and co-driver. There is no partition to separate the passenger section from the driver. The dashboard also gets a display for the reverse view camera. The bus come equipped with ABS and reverse parking sensors:
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More details of this bus:
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Samrat GS Tipper chassis

This tipper chassis gets a 3.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine that makes 114 BHP @ 2,600 and a max torque of 400 Nm @ 1,500 rpm:
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The cab gets a large glass area, ergonomically positioned rear view mirrors and can seat 3:
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A tub with a maximum dimension of 3195x2000x710 mm with a 4.5 cubic-meter capacity can be installed. It also gets a pneumatically operated power take-off for tipping the load bay:
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The spec sheet:
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SML Samrat GS

The Samrat GS is powered by a 3.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine that makes 101 BHP @ 2,600 rpm and 310 Nm of torque @ 1,500 rpm:
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The cabin is identical to the GS Tipper chassis:
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The cargo bay measures 5,800 mm long, 2,065 mm wide and it is 1,686 mm tall. The GVV of the truck is 10,250 kg:
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The spec sheet:
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Sartaj GS CNG Turbo

This CNG truck is designed for use in urban areas and gets a 14 feet cargo bay:
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It has a lower gross vehicle weight (GVV) of 7,200 kg:
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The cargo bay dimensions are 4,270 mm in length, 2,060 mm in width and 1,695 mm in height:
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Spec sheet of the Sartaj GS CNG Turbo:
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This is the first CNG turbo engine. SML is a pioneer in CNG engines and they have taken the game to next level by offering a turbo version of the same.
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