Oyster, Premium midi bus from the Ashok Leyland’s stable in the international market has finally hit the Indian soil. Oyster was launched in limited numbers in Saudi Arabia, couple of years back and Ashok Leyland had done a sales of 200 buses in less than 3 months since launch. For a market like Saudi Arabia, which was almost dead, Oyster had started off in a great way. Oyster is positioned in the Middle East market, to take Toyota Coaster and Mitsubishi Rosa in their stronghold markets and most importantly, Oyster is priced matching to Japanese products and first 200 are sold in premium.
Now after its success in the International market, OYSTER is launched in India in the Premium AC midi bus category. OYSTER, by Ashok Leyland, is a multi-purpose premium A.C. bus, designed and manufactured in-house, for staff and tourist commute. With an aesthetically appealing smiley face, plush interiors and loads of convenient features, OYSTER is the best-in-class A.C. midi bus with a segment-best seating capacity of 41 reclining seats. OYSTER bus is an example of innovation and the latest technology that delivers a first-class experience because ‘BEST deserves the BEST’!
Commenting on the OYSTER bus launch, Mr. Anuj Kathuria, COO, Ashok Leyland, said, “Ashok Leyland buses are known for their reliability and low cost of operations which has led to our leadership in the bus segment. As
leaders, we have been introducing products and technologies which are ahead of the curve and which become industry standard. With Oyster, which is already a huge success in the International market, we intend to further our leadership positioning. True to our brand philosophy, ‘Aapki Jeet, Hamari Jeet’, Oyster will set the benchmark in Comfort, Safety, and Performance.”
Speaking at the launch, Mr. Sanjay Saraswat, Head, Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicle Business, Ashok Leyland, said, “Increasingly commuters are having to spend more time on commute and there is a need in the market for comfortable and safe transport solution. Oyster is such a product which meets this need and makes the commute a pleasant experience. This bus has the latest and best in terms of technology and is in line with customer expectations. We are glad to have the opportunity to begin the change towards ergonomically designed, aesthetically appealing and superior performance vehicles for mass transportation of citizens.”
H- Series -4 Cylinder iEGR diesel BS4 compliant engine
Maximum Power: 95 kW
Maximum Torque: 450 Nm
Aesthetically appealing smiley face
Rollover compliant – Assured Safety
Compliant with the latest Bus code norms AIS 052, AIS 140 and AIS 153
High capacity 28kW AC – Superior Cooling
41 Reclining seats – Best in the segment
Tilt and telescopic steering, cable shift gear mechanism – Ease of driving leading to superior driver productivity & safety.
Fuel tank capacity of 185 Litres.
Benefits for commuters:
-High capacity AC cooling for tackling extreme summer.
-Low noise and vibration – a ride quieter than a normal conversation.
-Wide reclining seats with Armrest – for a comfortable and relaxed journey. -Mobile charging points. – -Integrated AC Louvers with reading lamp and side luggage booth