ITALY Iveco Irisbus delivered the first four Citelis and Crossway buses to the city of Turin’s transport commission (GTT) at a ceremony on December 21, 2012 in Turin’s Piazza Vittorio.
Among those present at the ceremony were Transit Councillors for the Region of Piedmont and the city of Turin, the CEO of GTT and Enzo Gioachin, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Iveco.
The delivery is part of a significant contract to supply 182 buses to GTT, which transports over 200 million passengers per year, providing both urban, suburban and intercity public transport services. The contract calls for 86 12m and 10.7m Crossways from both city and intercity ranges. The remainder consists of 19 12m Low- Entry Suburban models and 96 12m Citelis citybuses. The vehicles will contribute to the renewal of the company’s existing city transport fleet, initiated last year.
The Crossway models delivered feature EEV-rated FPT Industrial Cursor 8 engines, with 330bhp output in the 10.7m buses and 380bhp in the 12m variants. The braking systems are integrated with a slow motion auxiliary Intarder in addition to EBS (Electronic Braking System) and ESP (Electronic Stability Program) safety systems. All vehicles are specified with air conditioning, route maps and LED lights in the passenger areas.
The Low Entry model option is available for all versions in the range (urban, suburban and intercity). The vehicle is well-appointed to serve the demands and needs of intercity transport, which requires excellent accessibility features combined with a high seating capacity. The Crossway LE ordered by GTT is highly accessible thanks to 1,200mm double doors at the centre and an 800mm at the rear which are lowered to street level.
The Citelis, generally noted for its reduced environmental impact and low energy consumption, also employs FPT Industrial Cursor 8 engines rated at 290bhp. Citelis models for GTT will be equipped with air conditioning, a boarding platform for disabled passengers and automatic transmission. The range is available in three size options (10.5, 12 and 18 metres), powered by natural gas, diesel or in Hybrid form. The EEV-approved Cursor 8 diesel engines range from 245 to 380bhp. Natural Gas options range from 245 to 330bhp and the hybrid utilises a 300bhp version. Citelis features a full-length lowfloor configuration.