Stuttgart/Taipeh. Daimler Buses is launching its first Euro VI touring coach in the Taiwanese market. The launch of this vehicle based on the Spanish-made Mercedes-Benz OC 500 chassis will see the company further expand its market presence.
Daimler Buses will supply the chassis from its Sámano plant in Spain to Taiwanese partner MFTB Taiwan Company Ltd – a joint venture of Daimler's FUSO commercial vehicle subsidiary and the Shung Ye group. The chassis will be assembled locally by MFTB into complete vehicles equipped to Euro VI specification.
Daimler Buses will also be following new paths in terms of the design of the two-axle vehicle: it was designed to be something completely new as part of a collaboration between Head of Design Stefan Handt and local partner MFTB Taiwan Company Ltd. Traditional Taiwanese elements were combined with the modern design language of Mercedes-Benz. The coach chassis will also represent a benchmark this year in terms of the introduction of the Euro VI emissions norm into buses and trucks in the Taiwanese market. It doesn't just stand out from the crowd with its exemplary fuel efficiency, but also with a range of modern safety features.
The bus business area of Daimler Truck AG has been present in the Taiwanese market since 2018 and has taken up a strong position within the touring bus sector. The market entry three years ago was an important step in the growth strategy of the Stuttgart-based group as the touring coach market there demonstrates enormous potential.