Mercedes-Benz SHD 2436 coach launched in India – IAB Report

Posted on: Dec 24, 2015 - 11:29am IST

Is the longest coach available in India.

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (DICV) has launched the Mercedes-Benz Super High Deck 2436 coach in India. The SHD 2436 is a luxury coach manufactured at Daimler India Commercial Vehicles’ Oragadam plant near Chennai. The 15-metre coach is the longest in India and features an aluminum body structure to keep the weight in check. It has has 61 pushback seats and 14 m³ (14,000 litres) of luggage space.

Mercedes-Benz SHD 2436 front three quarters
The Mercedes-Benz SHD 2436 has 61 pushback seats and 14,000 litres of luggage space.

The first Mercedes-Benz SHD 2436′ keys were handed over by Mr. Erich Nesselhauf, Managing Director and CEO, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles, Mr. Markus Villinger, Managing Director, Daimler Buses India to Mr. KPN Raajesh, Owner of KPN Travels at the DICV Bus plant in Chennai.

The Mercedes-Benz SHD 2436 features an active steerable tag axle which makes it easier to maneuver. The active steerable tag axle results in a low turning circle diameter and so, less effort is required to take sharp turns and bends. To ensure safety, there’s an advanced braking system and the fuel tank has been strategically positioned.

Mercedes-Benz SHD 2436 delivery
The first deliveries of the Mercedes-Benz SHD 2436 were made to KPN Travels in Chennai.

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Commenting on the Mercedes-Benz Super High Deck 2436′ launch in India, Mr. Markus Villinger, Managing Director, Daimler Buses India said, “This product, being the longest coach in the country built with strong features, is sure to set benchmarks in ultra-luxury travel. We are excited to be offering a state-of-the–art vehicle concept to the Indian market. Inter-city travel becomes more safe, comfortable and modern.”

Mercedes-Benz SHD 2436: Super High Deck coach launched in India – Press Release

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