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Record order in Asia – Scania sells 500 city buses to Singapore

Scania has received its largest bus and coach order to date in Asia, selling 500 city buses to the leading public transport company SBS Transit in Singapore. Crucial to the choice of Scania was the low operating cost and environmental performance of the buses, which feature Euro 4 engines and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) technology, as well as an attractive service package.

The order is part of SBS Transit’s on-going replacement of its fleet of 2,700 buses with vehicle with better environmental performance.

“This transaction is an expression of SBS Transit’s great confidence in Scania’s products and service back-up,” says Norman Koh, General Manager of Scania Singapore.

It also marks the start of a long-term strategic partnership between Scania and SBS Transit when it comes to evaluation of new concepts and systems for public transport. The development of the new city buses for Singapore has occurred in close collaboration between the two companies.

All the buses will have bodywork produced by Gemling Coachworks in Malaysia. Deliveries will take place during late 2007 and in 2008.

The buses are of the low-entry wheel chair accessible design and will be equipped with a 230 hp, 9-litre Euro 4 engine employing Scania EGR technology. With EGR, emissions are reduced right from the combustion stage, eliminating the need for aftertreatment equipment and additive tanks on the vehicle.

For further information, please contact Gunnar Boman, tel. +46 8 553 895 10.