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Colombiabus newsroom – William Marroquín

Once the first Marcopolo Generation 8 units were presented in Brazil, the question was to know in which of the brand’s foreign markets, the new creation that continues to capture the interest of carriers, passengers and bus enthusiasts in Latin America would be present. , with a start of commercial life collecting orders for those seeking to offer new levels of comfort on road routes, whose mobilization continues to grow after months of restrictions.

Already in October, the first model of this new saga had arrived for Mexico, a Paradiso 1800DD double-decker bus with the MAN 26.480 chassis, built in Brazil at the Caxias do Sul facilities. Other single-deck units were sent to Aztec lands in PKD configuration (for coupling to the chassis at Polomex facilities), corresponding to the Paradiso 1200 and Paradiso 1350 models.

Precisely on the Paradiso 1350, the first unit of the Generation 8 in Mexico has been delivered, for V&A Travels International, operator of tourist services and bus charter. The company based in Hermosillo (State of Sonora) serves clients as important as PepsiCo, AstraZeneca, Tecnológico de Monterrey in the country, but also with activities in the United States, given its border location.

Returning to the bus, this Generation 8 Paradiso 1350 6X2 has a length of 15 meters and is equipped with a semi-bed with three-point seat belts and USB ports in each seat to recharge mobile devices. For entertainment, the bus has five 15.6-inch high-definition digital screens and a new surround sound system with higher-quality speakers. The passenger room includes a LED lighting system with different indirect light configurations, applying chromatherapy to change color and intensity, to have the best internal environment at all times.

The bus incorporates biosafety solutions to offer protection against contamination by viruses and bacteria on trips, such as a UV lamp in the toilet and the air conditioning return, antimicrobial protection on the seats and access handrails. The toilet also has a new design for greater comfort and ergonomics.

V&A Travels has chosen the Volvo B13R chassis, where high performance, maximum safety and respect for the environment are combined. The Volvo D13C engine delivers 500HP of power and 2,500Nm of torque delivered to the wheels with the help of the prodigious 12-speed forward I-Shift automated transmission. The electronics allow self-diagnosis of faults, and it is also equipped with self-protection against overheating, low oil pressure and fire detection sensors.

Regarding safety, it is always important to highlight what the chassis offers, which has a complete equipment to protect the driver and its occupants: EBS5 electronic braking that governs the ABS and ASR traction control; ESP stability program, dual retarder control, hill start assist, brake temperature and wear warning, door brake, automatic differential lock and self-calibration when changing brake pads.

Separate mention deserve the Volvo Dynamic Steering System (VDS) and the Active Safety System (SSA). With the first, the effort of the operator is reduced, it provides greater stability and better adaptability to the speed of the vehicle when moving the steering wheel. The second includes emergency braking and collision warning; adaptive cruise control and lane departure alert.

Marcopolo Mexico gave recognition to V&A Travels, an important client on the border with the United States and the Pacific. “We are sure that with this acquisition, the company V&A Travels International will mark a great differential in the tourist transportation operations of the area, providing an ultra-luxury service in medium and long distance lines.” said José Luiz Goes, General Director of Marcopolo Mexico.



Colombiabus newsroom – Motor a Diesel

The government of Mexico City gave the starting signal to 65 Mercedes-Benz midibuses with Marcopolo bodywork for the start-up in the Legaria Corridor. These new vehicles represent an important evolution in the mobilization of the Latin American mega-metropolis, since they already have access to all the transportation systems of the big city with the single Integrated Mobility card.

Autobuses Unidos Legaria is the transport company that has obtained the concession for this corridor, which will have 72 fixed stops and which involved training 90 operators with theoretical and practical courses on machine technique, road safety and service experience for that users enjoy more pleasant trips.

These buses have the Mercedes-Benz LO916/48 chassis, powered by the OM924LA four-cylinder engine with 4.8 liters of displacement, turbocharged with intercooler, which delivers 154HP at 2,200rpm and 580Nm between 1,200 and 1,600 revolutions, complying with the Euro V emissions.

The Marcopolo Senior body is manufactured at the García plant, Nuevo León with the 2020 redesign, which reaches a length of 9.15 meters and 2.25 meters in width. It has GPS satellite tracking, surveillance cameras, passenger counting and friendly technology for more comfortable trips.

“Today we are working for a comprehensive transportation network, where more than 40 billion pesos have been invested in this network. The right to quality mobility and transportation has been an initiative of the head of government and for that support today we give the starting signal for these units, replacing the 173 microbuses on route 17 and route 28 that cover the Metro routes Tacuba- Medical Specialties; Metro Tacuba-San Isidro; Metro Tacuba-Tecamachalco; and Tacuba ESIA» indicated Jesús Padilla Centeno, President of Grupo Movilidad de Vanguardia (MOVA).



Redacción Colombiabus – Motor a Diesel

El gobierno de la Ciudad de México dio el pistoletazo de salida a 65 midibuses Mercedes-Benz con carrocería Marcopolo para la puesta en marcha en el Corredor Legaria. Estos nuevos vehículos representan una importante evolución en la movilización de la mega metrópoli latinoamericana, pues ya cuentan con el acceso a todos los sistemas de transporte de la gran ciudad con la sola tarjeta de Movilidad Integrada.

Autobuses Unidos Legaria, es la empresa de transporte que ha obtenido la concesión de este corredor, que contará con 72 paradas fijas y que implicó capacitar a 90 operadores con cursos teóricos y prácticos de la técnica de las máquinas, seguridad vial y experiencia de servicio para que los usuarios disfruten de viajes más agradables.

Estos autobuses cuentan con el chasis Mercedes-Benz LO916/48, propulsados con el motor tetracilíndrico OM924LA de 4,8 litros de desplazamiento, turbocargado con intercoooler, que entrega 154HP a 2.200rpm y 580Nm entre 1.200 y 1.600 vueltas, cumpliendo con la norma de emisiones Euro V.

La carrocería Senior de Marcopolo, es fabricada en la planta de García, Nuevo León con el rediseño de 2020, que alcanza una longitud de 9,15 metros y 2,25 de ancho. Cuenta con seguimiento satelital GPS, cámaras de vigilancia, conteo de pasajeros y tecnología amigable para viajes más confortables.

“Hoy se trabaja para una red de transporte integral, donde más de 40 mil millones de pesos han sido invertidos en esta red. El derecho a la movilidad y transporte de calidad ha sido iniciativa de la jefa de gobierno y por ese respaldo hoy damos el banderazo de salida de estas unidades, sustituyendo a los 173 microbuses de la ruta 17 y de la ruta 28 que cubren las rutas Metro Tacuba- Especialidades Médicas; Metro Tacuba- San Isidro; Metro Tacuba- Tecamachalco; y Tacuba ESIA” indicó Jesús Padilla Centeno, Presidente de Grupo Movilidad de Vanguardia (MOVA).