• 18-DEC-2013

One of the first new Euro VI model Crossway buses will operate in the Karlovy Vary District



One of the first Iveco Bus Crossway buses fitted with the Euro VI engine was officially handed over to the company LIGNETA autobusy s.r.o. on Wednesday, 18 December 2013 in Karlovy Vary before the Karlovy Vary District Office. The new 12 metre long intercity bus Crossway LINE Euro VI with the Tector 7 engine will operate on the Karlovy Vary region services and will offer passengers extraordinarily high levels of quality, comfort and design.

The world premiere of the Crossway Euro VI bus was in October at the Busworld trade show in Kortrijk, Belgium, and as of December, the first of the new buses will roll off the assembly line in Vysoké Mýto. Iveco Bus Sales Director for Central and Eastern European markets Jan Kimla says of the new buses: “Even before being launched, the Crossway model was a leader in its category and the new models will strengthen this position even more thanks to the new engines and numerous significant enhancements to the exterior and interior. Iveco Bus has optimised the length and the capacity of each model range. The entire drivetrain is unique as is its operational efficiency and service life. Interior noise levels have been cut by up to half and ride comfort has been increased. The new engines have a greater displacement, more power and more torque. In order to meet the Euro VI regulations, the engines use Hi-eSCR technology, a highly efficient selective catalytic reduction system which achieves optimum engine combustion and reduction of CO2 emissions.”

The Crossway LINE Euro VI bus with the Tector engine of 7 litres and 235 kW (320 HP), which will operate on our routes, has seating capacity for 49 passengers who will enter and exit the bus through two single-wing doors (front and centre). Besides the drivetrain, the exterior design has also changed compared to the original model – among other things, the bus has new front and rear panels. The positive changes affect not only the passengers but also other users of the road - upper directional and brake lights on the rear of the body help to reduce the risk of collision from behind in the event of sudden braking. The driver also will have better conditions  - the driver's workplace in the Crossway Euro VI bus is already regarded as the best ergonomic space dedicated to the driver and compared to the of Euro V range, it is up to 10 cm longer. Our bus has even more individual improvements for the driver.” says Petr Schmid, LIGNETA autobusy s.r.o.

Karlovy Vary Region was represented by Vice-President Ing. Petr Navratil, according to which strengthening the LIGNETA´s wehicle fleet especially appreciate the residents of Ostrov. "We are pleased that the public transport services in our region is further more modernized and our passengers will have the opportunity to use the modern Iveco Bus Crossway. The bus should be used by people in the area of ​​Ostrov, Kyselka and Bochov," said Petr Navratil, Vice-President of Karlovy Vary region. Karlovy Vary District was represented also by President PaedDr. Josef Novotný, Mgr. Vladimír Malý, Head of the Department of Transport for the District and Director of KIDS KK PhDr. Ing. Zdeněk Kusý as well.

​Karlovy Vary, 18 December 2013