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Ashok Leyland launches Sunshine, new MiTR school buses in Bhubaneswar




 Indian commercial vehicle giant Ashok Leyland today launched the next generation school buses – Sunshine and the new MiTR in Bhubaneswar.

Sunshine comes with a host of industry-first features such as worldview windows which offer best-in-class ventilation and visibility, lowest fixed step entry, enabling easy entry for even the youngest of children to climb on their own.

Sunshine school bus incorporates tracking software i-ALERT for parents to monitor their child’s movements and location on a real-time basis, and to get pick-up and drop alerts. It offers 33 to 50-seater options in school and college buses while the company also has staff bus variant options.
Powered by the 3L ZD30 DDTi common rail diesel engine, the MiTR provides enhanced passenger comfort with low NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) and a quieter passenger cabin. Adhering to all the stringent bus body (AIS 052) and school bus body codes (AIS 063), the MiTR is also rollover complaint and fitted with ABS. The MiTR has a seating capacity of 26+1+driver and the functionally has been designed to offer superior comfort and utility to passengers and drivers.
Sharing his views on these new products, Vinod K. Dasari, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Ashok Leyland Ltd. said, Sunshine and MiTR will set new benchmarks in the school transport sector. Sunshine reflects the happy world of children while at the same time revolutionizing safety through a host of features such as frontal crash protection, rollover compliant design and anti-bacterial interiors. Both Sunshine and MiTR are shaped by technology and expertise of global standards that will transform the daily commute of children making journeys safer and more comfortable.”





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