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Old 12th October 2009, 09:30   #1621
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Saw this tata bus in sion, mumbai. looked good from rear but pathetic from front.
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This is the Tata Hispano Globus LPO 1623. This is Tata's competitor against the Volvo. I understand it retails at around 50 lakhs. The bus is still not launched nationwide.
It is not great by any means, but not that that bad from the front. Windshield is much bigger and the grill is small (when compared to Prakash et.al).


This is the front view, posted earlier.

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yes, on second thoughts, i feel the front is not all that bad. just wish the headlights were better & the tyres had wheelcaps.
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Observed this new fitment (below the front bumper) on an Ashok Leyland 1612H chassis, its known as FUPS - Frontal Underrun Protection System. I think its part of govt. regulations. But felt that it could have been integrated with front bumber.
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Have been seeing this in front of Force showroom since 2 or 3 weeks.

Managed to click one snap today:

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I think the name was Storm (wriiten on the side)!

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Observed this new fitment (below the front bumper) on an Ashok Leyland 1612H chassis, its known as FUPS - Frontal Underrun Protection System. I think its part of govt. regulations. But felt that it could have been integrated with front bumber.
Good move by govt. When is this coming into effect? Are buses included too.
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Hi,

Have been seeing this in front of Force showroom since 2 or 3 weeks.

Managed to click one snap today:

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I think the name was Storm (wriiten on the side)!

Sorry!
I think its a M4 by Force motors, the 4 wheeled version of M3 (3 wheeler).
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does anyone have on road pix of super ace from Tata?
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Volvo sells CNG buses in other parts of the world (Norway, Sweden etc). But decided not to bring the same to India, do not know why. May be CNG buses are more expensive than Diesel ones?
CNG are basically Petrol engines with a convertor which makes them very expensive. Volvo's didn't bring it initially as they may not have focussed on incity transport and now when they can, the market is already crowded.
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Hi,

Have been seeing this in front of Force showroom since 2 or 3 weeks.

Managed to click one snap today:

Attachment 208228

I think the name was Storm (wriiten on the side)!

Sorry!
I have seen this Left Hand Drive. is there any buyer for this outside our country??
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CNG are basically Petrol engines with a convertor which makes them very expensive. Volvo's didn't bring it initially as they may not have focussed on incity transport and now when they can, the market is already crowded.
diesels can also be converted. BEST is doing that to its fleet of AL buses now.
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From what I have heard, Volvo is not bringing their CNG buses into India as they are wary of the quality of CNG available here.

Also, I do not think it would be advisable to convert Volvos to CNG. They are much more complex than the ALs which are being converted. Converting Volvos will also require tampering with the body for mounting CNG cylinders on the roof.
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AkMar : From what I have heard, Volvo is not bringing their CNG buses into India as they are wary of the quality of CNG available here.
CNG would be less susceptible to tampering than liquid fuel : not as simple as opening a tank & pouring in the adulterant liquid.

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What part of the Volvo is more complex ? And if Volvo themselves do it, why should it be a problem, if they already have the technology ? Also, there is no need to mount it on the roof. Can definitely be mounted below the floor, in the luggage space area.
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Good move by govt. When is this coming into effect? Are buses included too.
Busses will have the complete Bus code comming into action maybe next year, where all bus coach builders mandatory have to comply with the code. There will further be Centers of excellence which will have their design approved and will lend their design and manufacturing facilities to small scale coatch builders who cannot go on their own.
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why dont we get this? this is the SFC 713 22-seater bus for South africa. i think it is cute.
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Hi,

Have been seeing this in front of Force showroom since 2 or 3 weeks.

Managed to click one snap today:

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I think the name was Storm (wriiten on the side)!

Sorry!
it doesnt look well finished or designed

tata ace and piaggio ape truk look much better
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