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Daimler launches Mercedez-Benz SHD 2436

Published February, 2016

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) started the sales of the Mercedes-Benz coach, the Super High Deck SHD 2436 with the handing over of the first set of buses to a customer in Chennai. The luxury coach is manufactured out of its plant in Oragadam and offers a high seating capacity of up to 61 push-back seats and 14 cu m of luggage space. Built with a unique aluminique body, this coach is the lightest in its class offering ultra-fuel efficiency.

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Erich Nesselhauf, Managing Director and CEO, DICV, and Markus Villinger, Managing Director, Daimler Buses India handed over the keys to KPN Raajesh, Owner of KPN Travels at the DICV Bus plant in Chennai. KPN Travels is one of the largest luxury coach operators in South India with a fleet size of over 330 intercity buses.

The Mercedes-Benz SHD 2436 has an active steerable tag axle that results in low turning circle diameter to effortlessly navigate sharp turns and bends. It also has an advanced braking system and a strategically positioned fuel tank for added safety.

The BharatBenz network of over 80 dealerships ramped up to offer tailor-made service packages and 24x7 after-sales support with advanced interactive vehicle diagnosis for the new Mercedes-Benz coach.