Eicher Trucks and Buses is people-moving into the South African market with the Eicher Skyline Pro 3009 bus, marketed and distributed via 27 operations in South Africa and neighbouring countries by VECV South Africa, a joint venture between Eicher and Volvo.
Anirvan Banerjee, Vice President and head of Africa International Business and VECV South Africa, says, “We are pleased to introduce the Eicher Skyline Pro bus series in South Africa. In line with our brand promise of ‘Partnering Prosperity’, this 36-seater bus delivers excellent performance with best-in-class fuel efficiency, superior uptime and new generation features such as Volvo Group’s EMS, larger clutch diameter and features for the safety and comfort of passengers.
“Over the last five years, we have focused on providing a responsive service network of 27 touchpoints, parts availability with a warehouse in Kempton Park and well-trained and professional dealership service support teams. This new addition to the bus series augments our range of Eicher trucks in South Africa with 8 to 10-ton payload capacity.
This Pro league of trucks and buses has been engineered for South Africa, leveraging Volvo Group technology and processes coupled with Eicher superior performance and uptime support delivering enhanced profitability for our customers.”
The SABS compliant Euro 3 emission standards bus has wide comfortable and cushioned HHR seats with a longer wheelbase for more leg room, a spacious gangway, a tubular hat rack for smaller luggage, front waveller suspension and rear parabolic spring suspension.
The vehicle has a robust DOMEX chassis along with safety features such as an anti-lock braking system, emergency exits, fire extinguishers, a 3-point ELR seat belt for the driver and a 2-point lap seat belt for passengers.
Currently VECV South Africa offers the Eicher Pro6000 series and Eicher Pro 2000 series of trucks- ranging from 8-ton to 25-ton GVM and including Eicher Pro 2080, Pro6016, Pro6016T, Pro6018TT tractor and Pro6025T tipper.