Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Commercial Vehicles


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 9th February 2007, 18:42   #1
Senior - BHPian
 
sajo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Pune
Posts: 2,554
Thanked: 815 Times
Default A cool new bus : The Cerita.

Spotted this today. It looks awesome...and the engine is marvellously refined as well.
Sported PB registration, and a sikh gentleman was instructing the driver. It looked awesome.











It certainly had an imposing presence. Volvo has competition. Also has features like auto retracting doors. Couldnt determine if it was an automatic or a manual.

Last edited by sajo : 9th February 2007 at 18:43.
sajo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2007, 19:29   #2
IMP
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Pune
Posts: 117
Thanked: 5 Times
Default

Nice one, i like the way the wheel arches look. Probably it is a creation of some bus body manufacturing unit, who are looking forward to launch it in the market. Since no badging from any manufacturer can be seen.
IMP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2007, 19:34   #3
Senior - BHPian
 
sajo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Pune
Posts: 2,554
Thanked: 815 Times
Default

Forgot to mention, it even had a model number, something like J20. Now who sells just the rear engined chassis ? Does Tata do it?
sajo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2007, 19:36   #4
Team-BHP Support
 
Vid6639's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 14,467
Thanked: 19,374 Times
Default

What's the logo on the door?? looks something like a Eicher.
Vid6639 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2007, 19:36   #5
BANNED
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: India
Posts: 4,346
Thanked: 16 Times
Default

Looks good.
Seems like a major work by some body maker. But you have said the engine was very refined. Any more points on this department?

And was it named CERITA? Hmmm.... Not a professional name. Or is it a code name?
speedzak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2007, 19:40   #6
Senior - BHPian
 
sajo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Pune
Posts: 2,554
Thanked: 815 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by speedzak View Post
And was it named CERITA? Hmmm.... Not a professional name. Or is it a code name?
Cerita seemed to be the THE name/brand the bus is going to have...because of the numerous places it was emblazoned.

I said it was very refined because I saw it making this ungainly turn ->

and it sounded very smooth and silent, almost sedan like. (Diesel sedan ofcourse). It will be far better inside the cabin I suppose.

@vid : The Logo on the door seems to be the Cerita logo. Is also there on the wheels.
sajo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2007, 19:44   #7
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Melbourne, Hyd
Posts: 1,235
Thanked: 23 Times
Default

good capture buddy.

guys isnt this thread is inappropriate in this section (The indian car scene ??)
kkr2k2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2007, 20:02   #8
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Mpower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 10,432
Thanked: 1,682 Times
Default

Well if it has Punjab plates, then its probably a JCBL-Kinglong product as they are in Chandigarh.

anybody want to guess where the lights came from. The headlights are definetly from some Citroen and the taillights also probably.

Last edited by Mpower : 9th February 2007 at 20:06.
Mpower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th February 2007, 00:05   #9
IMP
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Pune
Posts: 117
Thanked: 5 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by speedzak View Post
And was it named CERITA? Hmmm.... Not a professional name. Or is it a code name?
Hehe, maybe it is a more stylyzed version of SARITA
IMP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th February 2007, 00:59   #10
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: N.A
Posts: 6,834
Thanked: 1,503 Times
Default

I've seen this here - Chinese Bus. They've got one on display at the Dragon Mall.
Steeroid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th February 2007, 02:14   #11
Senior - BHPian
 
Stratos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Mumbai, IN
Posts: 2,593
Thanked: 1,210 Times
Default

Thats a great bus! From the looks of it, if they launch it, Volvo have a very good competitor against them. I wonder when we will be seeing the KingLong buses commonly as we see the B7Rs these days. There are a few KingLong buses that are operated by private transporters in Mumbai.
Stratos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th February 2007, 09:35   #12
Senior - BHPian
 
esteem_lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Madras/Py
Posts: 7,554
Thanked: 445 Times
Default

Volvo's only competition will come from an equally well engineered bus, certainly not chinese. The ALL rear engine bus is a pretty neat looking one, better than the one on this thread. it is only the engine that is not good enough.
esteem_lover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th February 2007, 11:38   #13
Senior - BHPian
 
rahul_intlad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Pune
Posts: 1,577
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

Nice find Sajo.I too think this is one from the chinese stables.Whether it will compete with volvo will just have to wait and see.
rahul_intlad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th February 2007, 11:42   #14
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Mumbai (MH-01)
Posts: 809
Thanked: 71 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stratos View Post
Thats a great bus! From the looks of it, if they launch it, Volvo have a very good competitor against them. I wonder when we will be seeing the KingLong buses commonly as we see the B7Rs these days. There are a few KingLong buses that are operated by private transporters in Mumbai.
Slightly off topic: The Kinglong buses are currently a part of the new project "MahaBus" which is a joint effort by the public and private sector where the government buys buses and gives them on lease to private operators.

Back to the topic: I am a bit sceptical about the headlamp and taillamp assemblies of the Cerita. The lamps look good now but will turn out to be damn expensive in the future to maintain. That is why, Volvo B7Rs do not have a single piece headlamp/taillamp unit but different sections to form one unit, so that incase of a malfunction one can replace the damaged section e.g. reverse lamp and doesn't need to replace the whole assembly...

Incidently, this is my 150th post. Took a lot of time to reach till here....
salilpawar1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th February 2007, 11:45   #15
Team-BHP Support
 
theMAG's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 7,033
Thanked: 1,470 Times
Default

The first meaningful looking competitor to Volvo. Altho some panel gaps can be seen adjacent to the rear wheel wells
theMAG is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hyundai i20 1.2L Asta - It's not cool; it's uber cool! manz Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 49 28th January 2011 18:12
A bus query: Where to board bus for Calicut at Bangalore Bigzero Route / Travel Queries 14 25th July 2010 23:03
JCBL Cerita JC 11 HD Ram Commercial Vehicles 41 6th July 2008 23:38
Bus Stand in K.R. Puram for Bang-Chennai bus through Cittoor mjothi Route / Travel Queries 2 20th March 2008 10:54
Cool new gizmos prasadee Shifting gears 0 15th June 2006 03:20


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 01:16.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks