Launched – Ashok Leyland Luxura Magical India Bus
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.
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.
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.
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.