The CROSSWAY range reached a new record with 50,000 units produced, Iveco’s best-selling intercity bus worldwide. The CROSSWAY has been highly successful in all over Europe but also in Africa. This 50,000th unit will be delivered to ÖBB Postbus, the largest bus company in Austria and operator of most of the intercity bus network.
Pictured above are Sasha Kaehne, IVECO BUS Heavy Business Line Manager; Peter Schmolmüller, ÖBB Postbus Regional Management North Linz and Karel Zamastil, Výsoké Mýto Plant Manager.
During the hand-over ceremony, which was held on 30 September at the Výsoké Mýto plant in Czech Republic, where the CROSSWAY range is produced, Sasha Kaehne, IVECO BUS Heavy Business Line Manager and Karel Zamastil, Plant Manager, presented the keys of the 50,000th CROSSWAY to the representatives of ÖBB Postbus Austria.
The 50,000th CROSSWAY delivered to ÖBB Postbus is part of the agreement signed in 2016 for the supply of over 200 CROSSWAY and CROSSWAY LE. It will be put into service in Linz in Austria, bringing the running fleet of ÖBB Postbus to nearly 1,300 units delivered, which constitutes the largest fleet in DACH and amongst the biggest in Europe.
The Line Low Entry CROSSWAY version selected by ÖBB Postbus can welcome 45 passengers onboard, who will have at their disposal among others, USB charging ports on each seat, air conditioning and internal TFT screen for a comfortable journey. Being 12 metres long, it is equipped with a 360 HP Cursor 9 Euro VI engine, whose exclusive patented HI-SCR technology without exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) achieves significant low emissions levels but also allows to reduce fuel consumption and maintenance costs.
In 15 years, the CROSSWAY has become the benchmark in the intercity segment. With its multiple variants (10.7, 12, 13 and 14.5 m), and its engines powered by diesel or biogas, the CROSSWAY range thus satisfies all customer needs, whatever the mission. Designed to combine operating profitability, versatility and performance, the CROSSWAY range is the ideal choice for transport companies.
Several times crowned, the CROSSWAY models have received numerous awards including the “International Bus & Coach Award 2017”. Manufactured in Vysoke Myto plant (Czech Republic), the CROSSWAY range benefits from a long-lasting know-how in the production of intercity buses and coaches. With more than 3,800 employees, plus 1,700 subcontractors, it is one of the largest employers in Czech Republic and Eastern Europe, and Europe’s largest bus manufacturer, with more than 4 000 vehicles produced per year.
“We are particularly proud to celebrate the delivery of the 50,000th CROSSWAY to ÖBB Postbus, that we warmly thank for its continued trust in favour of our CROSSWAY” said Stéphane Espinasse, IVECO BUS Brand Leader. “This 50,000th CROSSWAY is a milestone in the history of the CROSSWAY which throughout the years has become, thanks to its versatility and proven reliability, the absolute best-seller in its market segment”.