Iveco has received a record tender with Belgian Flemish public transport operator, De Lijn. The delivery of 160 Crossway Low Entry Euro VI will begin in early 2014.
The Belgian Flemish operator quoted Iveco’s Crossway Low Entry Euro VI offer as the best in terms of economic and technical value.
The Crossway Low Entry buses ordered by De Lijn will feature Euro VI, Cursor 9 engines with High Efficiency SCR (HI-eSCR), a fully patented advanced catalytic reduction system by FPT Industrial, which functions without the use of EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) and guarantees reduced emissions and lower TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).
De Lijn has a running fleet of more than 2,300 buses, transporting an estimated 500 million passengers each year across more than 225 million kilometres in total. It will operate the 160 new Euro VI buses throughout Flanders’ interurban network.
The Iveco Crossway Low Entry continues to gain success in Europe following an important tender signed last summer for the supply of more than 150 EEV (Enhanced Environmentally Friendly Vehicle) buses to Germany’s largest transport agency Deutsche Bahn Fuhrpark Service GmbH. The passenger vehicles manufactured at Iveco’s plant in Vysoke Myto (Czech Republic) are once again protagonists for an important European brand milestone with their new role alongside the Belgian Flemish operator.
A leader in its product segment, the Crossway Low Entry offers fast and reliable transport solutions, designed to meet the needs of many different public and private operators all over Europe.
Iveco is a major player in European passenger mobility, pursuing ongoing research and development activities to enhance the performance, look and feel of collective passenger transport and meet the needs of sustainable mobility.
The Crossway Low Entry places great emphasis on accessibility thanks to two double doors (1,200 mm) at the front and in the middle, with an all-flat floor in between and wheelchair spaces. A retractable ramp for wheelchair users is installed in the central footboard and deployed manually to bridge the gap between the pavement and the vehicle floor.
The lowered front of the vehicle benefits from an interior height of 2,565 m; it can be configured in terms of seats/standing room according to the needs of the operator.
The unique FPT Industrial High Efficiency SCR (HI-eSCR) technology facilitates operating with low running costs, while guaranteeing the lowest possible environmental impact. The Cursor engine is also a leader in fuel economy and stands out for its robustness and high performance.