|MAN announces new chassis in partnership with Marcopolo
In exciting news for bus operators in Australia, MAN’s RR8 chassis is now available in Australia with the new Marcopolo Audace 1050 body.
Powered by MAN’s latest generation D15 Euro 6 engine, this new chassis and body combination delivers a high-quality product at a cost-effective price with great versatility, making it ideal for coach, school and intercity applications.
Customers will also reap the benefits of Marcopolo’s ownership of local bodybuilder Volgren and its extensive national support network.
Crinel Geaboc, head of MAN bus and coach at Penske Australia, is excited for the partnership to continue.
"It’s fantastic to extend our existing partnership with Volgren to now include one of the world’s largest bus body manufacturers – Marcopolo," Geaboc said.
"MAN’s new 330hp nine-litre D15 engine boasts the latest diesel technology and sits between the existing D08 and D20 engines MAN also offers. We also have a high performance 360hp variant.
"The vertical engine D15 engine is also lighter, equating to an increase in passenger payload, greater efficiency and performance, and improved service intervals, which all leads to a reduced total cost of ownership.
"The package will also comprise a safety pack including lane guard system, electronic stability program, emergency brake assist, a three-year entire chassis warranty, and more.
"Excitingly, our first order for this new combination was received from Ventura in Melbourne for four units delivered last month."
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