SHANGYU, Zhejiang – Daimler Trucks and Buses (China) Ltd. launched two bus models, the SLC80 and the A30, with both bus bodies produced by Zhejiang Jin Gang Motor Co., Ltd. on July 13, reported cv2000.cn.
“We are proud to supply quality buses to our customers. Establishing long-term cooperation partnership with local automakers is important for Daimler Trucks and Buses,” said Robert Veit, president and CEO of Daimler Trucks and Buses (China). “As our first bus body manufacturing partner in China, Jin Gang Motor will play a significant role in our development in China.”
The newly launched A30 is an airport shuttle bus equipped with chassis produced by Mercedes-Benz Spain Samar chassis factory, while the SLC80 equipped with a Mercedes-Benz Atego 818 chassis is a high-end commercial bus.
Jin Gang Motor became a Daimler bus production partner in April 2012 and is currently the only bus manufacturer in China with independent intellectual property rights in aluminum alloy light weight technology. It mainly develops and produces 9- or 14-meter airport shuttle buses, 7.7-meter commercial buses and 12- and14-meter luxury coaches under the Mercedes-Benz brand.