BUSWORLD 2023: Double-deck differences

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CBW’s European correspondent Yinka Jan Sojinu compares two of the most imposing products on display at Busworld Europe, Marcopolo’s Paradiso G8 1800 DD designed for the South American market and the European-market Setra S531 DT  


The exterior design of the Paradiso G8 1800 DD double-deck coach has been heavily restyled in comparison with the brand’s previous models, yet still clearly resembles a Marcopolo design. YINKA JAN SOJINU
The Setra S531 DT with its iconic design is powered by a Mercedes-Benz OM471 engine. YINKA JAN SOJINU


Busworld 2023’s astonishing 78,405sqm venue counted no less than eight large halls, over 500 stands and more than 200 displayed vehicles, of which a significant number came from overseas.

Passengers in the upper deck will find most luxurious sleeper reclining seats. YINKA JAN SOJINU

One such vehicle could be recognised in the shape of a Brazilian-built Marcopolo Paradiso G8 1800 DD double-decker coach that was (in this case) powered by a Scania DC 13 165, 500hp, 13 litre engine, and represented the company’s second attempt to get a strong foot-hold in Western Europe, after the company had previously closed down a Portuguese factory in 2009.


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