Launched – Ashok Leyland Luxura Magical India Bus

Gaurav

Gaurav Malik, A fellow wheeler who has been associated with Indian Autos Blog since December 2011 and a huge fan of SUVs. What's my favorite one you ask? It has to be the Range Rover!

The Ashok Leyland Luxura Magical India Bus is a concept that was pitched by the Toofles Foundation.

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The platform is provided by Ashok Leyland, the body & interiors are from DC Design while NGO ‘GOONJ’, Cancer Institute (Chennai) and Mann Travels have played a part in the realization of the concept.

Luxura Magical India BusLuxura Magical India Bus DC on board

The concept – It is a luxury bus, providing private jet like comfort. The best feature of this launch is that it’s running for a noble cause as 50% of earnings go to NGOs like GOONJ to help the people in need.

Luxure Magical India Bus front fasciaLuxura Magical India Bus rear three quarters

Platform and Drivetrain – Ashok Leyland provided its platform from the ‘Luxura’ line of buses. It is powered by a rear-mounted 225 bhp engine and is equipped with air suspension to increase the comfort of the passengers.

Luxura Magical India Bus with Dilip ChabriaLuxure Magical India Bus 23

Design and Interiors – DC Design penned and executed the exterior and interior of the bus. The sharp and attractive body complements the personalized interiors. It can seat nine people in utmost comfort and has a built in spa area, toilet/bathroom, and a kitchen which is furnished with a microwave, a coffee maker and a refrigerator.

Quick facts about the Luxura Magical India Bus:

  • Mann travels has undertaken the responsibility for the booking and maintenance of the bus.
  • The service is available in Delhi right now and will be expanded to other cities soon.
  • Booking amount for this bus is Rs. 30,000 for 8 hours, which is the same as booking three Mercedes S Class cabs. Understandably the S Class cabs don’t offer the spa, washroom and the kitchen.
  • Guests can charter the bus for a day or for an overnight trip to Agra, Jaipur, Neemrana or any other travel destinations in and around Delhi.
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