ANADOLU ISUZU MAY ENTER BRITISH MARKET
The Turkish bus and coach manufacturer plans to launch its 9.5m, 39-seat Visigo midibus on this market.
The Visigo is 9.5m long and seats up to 39, with various options available.
The Visigo is powered by a Cummins ISB6.7 engine driving through a ZF gearbox. At the moment the Visigo has a six-speed automated AS-Lite gearbox, but during 2017 the automatic EcoLife will become available. Power will also be boosted; at the moment 250bhp is standard but the company confirms that the maximum will rise to 320bhp. Various options are already offered on left-hand drive coaches including rear floor-mounted toilet, servery, tables, USB charging points and leather seats. Also available is a glazed roof – thought to be a first in this segment – while underfloor luggage capacity is 5.5m3.
Anadolu Isuzu says that entering the British market is among the company’s priorities. Its European headquarters is in Belgium and it has a presence in over 20 countries on the continent.