Moscow public transport carrier Autoline selected the Iveco Daily minibuses for the unique
combination of passenger comfort and safety, fuel efficiency and low Total Cost of
Iveco completed the delivery of a large fleet of 491 Daily minibuses to provide public
transport service in Moscow.
The new Iveco Daily minibuses in blue livery have been cruising around Moscow
metropolitan roads in the city’s residential districts since the beginning of the year. Proved
as reliable, comfortable and safe, the vehicles have attracted the interest of many carriers,
including one of the country’s market leaders in passenger road transport, "Autoline".
The Iveco Daily minibuses are ideally suited for the weather conditions in Moscow, in
addition to being fully compliant with the rules for passenger transport in big cities, as
required by the Moscow Transport Department. In the cold winter months, three interior
heaters provide a pleasant temperature for passengers. An auxiliary 12 kW water heater
for quick engine warm-up ensures that the Daily minibuses start without problems even in
the coldest days. The steps of the front entry are heated to prevent icing, so that
passengers can step onto the bus safely. For the hot summer months, the buses are
equipped with a powerful 13 kW air conditioning system that delivers a steady flow of cool
air to keep the passengers comfortable. The buses also cater for people with reduced
mobility, with a wheelchair ramp for comfortable access and a designated space for
fastening a wheelchair.
The vehicles are equipped with a powerful and exceptionally fuel efficient 3L 146HP diesel
Euro-5 engine and 6-speed manual gearbox.
Special attention was given to the passengers’ comfort and safety, with theESP9 system,
reflective line marks at the doorsteps, bright interior lighting, emergency hatches, leakproof
antiskid floor and double glazed side windows, all tinted for greater passenger
comfort. An electronic panel in the cabin shows the stops on the bus route. Passengers
can stay connected with free Wi-Fi.
In addition, the minibuses are fitted with Transtelematika navigation and recording system
linked to the ERA-GLONASS terminal. The fire alarm may be activated either manually
with a special button or automatically by the fire detector or the internal/external
“The passengers’ comfort and safety is the priority for us. In addition, we need the vehicles
to save fuel and operate with low service costs. The new Iveco “blue” minibuses
successfully combine the desired characteristics and therefore attracted our attention”,
commented Eduard Bogomolov, the Head of engineering support services department for
Autoline-Translight Asset Management LLC.
The new Daily “blue” minibus is a result of the collaboration between Iveco and one of the
best Russian bodybuilders - ST Nizhegorodets. This guarantees a competitive price while
meeting Iveco’s international standards for quality, safety and reliability.