ISRAEL Israeli automotive company Feldman Limited has signed a long term exclusive agreement with Youngman Automotive to begin importing and selling the Chinese manufacturer’s buses in Israel.
Youngman buses and coaches are produced in Jinhua, Zhejiang province. It specialises in producing Neoplan-design buses and coaches, under special license from the German brand, with a monocoque body structure and the Neoplan independent front suspension.
The vehicles to be exported to Israel will be equipped with a Cummins 11-litre Euro 5 engine with 420hp, ZF drive axle, ZF EcoLife automatic transmission and ESC system. Israel vehicle homologation regulations are strict, with high barriers for emission and safety. Youngman is expected to meet these standards.
The first model to be imported to Israel is a Neoplan City- Liner, 12-metre luxury coach. It is expected to land in Israel around the middle of this year with commercial orders soon to follow. In addition, Feldman Ltd is arranging to import city buses from Youngman, including an 18-metre articulated model, together with intercity and midibuses.