The 40,000th example of Iveco’s Crossway range of urban and intercity buses was handed over to Arriva Czech Republic at the firm’s Vysoké Mýto plant on 29 August. The vehicle, a 14.5-metre low-floor Crossway LE bus, is fitted with a Cursor 9 engine and will be used in the Czech city of Prague.
“The 40,000th Crossway is an important milestone for IVECO BUS and all our employees here, in Vysoké Mýto. This plant is key in the global development plan of our brand,” said Sylvain Blaise, Head of Global Bus Division.
The manufacturing plant is located approximately 110 miles east of Prague and has been producing coaches and buses for over 120 years. It currently produces over 4,000 vehicles per year.
Daniel Adamka, CEO of Arriva Czech Republic, said: “I am proud that Crossway, with the serial number 40,000, will be owned by Arriva. In the long term, we support the domestic production of modern and quality buses. This will be appreciated by our passengers, who can enjoy greater comfort while travelling. All new buses have air conditioning, comfortable seats with high backs, LCD screens with stop information, but also a WiFi network and USB chargers for recharging mobile phones.”
Iveco’s Crossway range is used across Europe, and especially popular as intercity buses in France, Italy, Germany and Eastern Europe. Iveco Bus Brand Leader Stephane Espinasse said: “With this new record production, the Crossway range confirms its position as the undisputed European leader in intercity category. Thanks to an extended range, we are now able to offer the perfect match for every need, including natural gas.”
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