Viator makes its long-awaited UK debut

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The 29-seater market in the UK is a crowded one, but EVM Direct and Altas are pinning their hopes on the aerodynamic Viator being a breakthrough model. Richard Sharman put it to the test

The first Lithuanian commercial midi bus, the Altas Viator, was launched at the IAA show in left-hand drive form in October 2018. Built on the Iveco Daily 70C21H chassis and powered by the 3-litre engine with a Hi-Matic gearbox, the Viator can carry up to 29 passengers plus courier.

At the time, Altas confirmed at the IAA that the aerodynamic design would be heading for the UK market, with a right-hand drive model planned for development and introduction to the UK market within two years. True to their word and exactly two years to the day, the first UK example, built on a UK Iveco Daily chassis arrived at EVM Direct in Crawley, West Sussex.

The aerodynamic styling of the Viator. RICHARD SHARMAN

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