Buses form an important part of our daily lives, for moving from one place to another in shared mobility. While as kids, we travelled in yellow colored school buses, we grew up and used staff bus for movement from home to office & vice versa. During the holidays, we use intercity bus to visit far flung cities. There are different kinds of buses, basis the application they are used for and each one has its own characteristics.
Eicher Trucks & Buses, has over a period of time, developed an entire range of buses that cater to different applications. Right from a seating capacity of 12 seats to 62 seats, there is a bus model for every requirement. Not just the capacity, there are 3 different range of buses to take care of the affordability aspect and meet the aspirations of different socio-economic segments of the society. These futuristic buses are built at state of the art manufacturing facility at Baggad in Madhya Pradesh and are available in diesel as well as CNG fuel options. All the buses offer innovative features like standard tilt and telescopic steering adjustment and also the MBooster technology powering multi drive modes. These futuristic buses are built at state of the art manufacturing facility at Baggad in Madhya Pradesh and are available in diesel as well as CNG fuel options. All the buses offer innovative features like standard tilt and telescopic steering adjustment and also the MBooster technology powering multi drive modes.
Eicher bus platforms
Eicher Starline Bus
Catering to the mass market, Eicher Starline bus delivers superior operating economics and comes with basic features. The range offers a seating capacity of right from 12 seater staff bus to 60 seater school bus and comes with an all new front facia.
Eicher Skyline Bus
Built on the same bus chassis as Starline range, the Eicher Skyline bus range offers premium features to provide superior comfort to passengers. Both these bus platforms have an underlying foundation chassis like 10.50, 10.75E, 10.75H, 10.90L or 12.12K depending on the seating capacity requirement.
Eicher Skyline Pro Bus
The Skyline Pro range of Eicher buses cater to the luxury seeking customers, on a new wider & longer LPO platform with host of features that offer superior passenger comfort. Built on 2 different platforms namely, Eicher Pro 3008H and Pro 3009L, it offers class leading seating capacity with its passenger door on the front overhang. With a better shoulder space owing to its wider body, Eicher Skyline Pro buses are available in 36- 4 seater staff bus and 52-62 seater school buses. Optional AC, parabolic leaf springs also add to passenger comfort apart from low foot step height for entry & egress.
For our readers who have been thinking of buying a bus, here is an application wise list of best selling Eicher buses which they may consider for their upcoming requirements:
Best selling Eicher school buses
- Eicher 10.90L Starline School Bus
Available in 2×2 and 3×2 seating layout, this Eicher bus offers a seating capacity of 42 seats and 51 seats respectively. It comes with bench type seats and comes with all the basic school bus safety features.
Eicher’s 9 ton CNG bus platform is quite popular in the market for its superior total cost of ownership against its competitors like Tata Motors’ buses or Ashok Leyland buses. It offers similar seating capacity as its diesel counterpart.
- Eicher 10.75H Starline School Bus
On a wheelbase of 4265 mm, Eicher 10.75H gets powered by E483 TCIC engine producing 110 HP of optimum power. It offers a 34+D or 41+D seating capacity in 2×2 and 3×2 layout respectively.
- Eicher Pro 3009L Skyline Pro School Bus
Available in 52 and 62 seats option, Skyline Pro range offers a class leading seating capacity and comfort in the segment.
- Eicher 10.75E Starline School Bus
On a wheelbase of 3515 mm, Eicher 10.75E offers seating capacity of 26 seats and 31 seats in different seating layouts. It comes equipped with features like air brakes, power steering, etc.
- Eicher 10.50C Starline School Bus
This 4 wheel bus with small dimensions and turning circle dia, is ideal for picking school kids from the tightest of lanes. Powered by a 95 HP E483 engine, this is sheer value for money bus for ferrying students from the remotest of locations.
Best selling Eicher staff buses
- Eicher Pro 3009L Skyline Pro Bus
Available in both AC as well as non-AC variants, Eicher Pro 3009L offers a class leading seating capacity of 44+D in 2×2 layout. Powered by 4 cylinder E494 engine mated with 6 speed transmission, it offers superior fuel mileage too. With its premium looks and features of premium segment, Skyline Pro range of Eicher buses are ideal for contract and corporate staff transportation.
- Eicher 12.12K Starline Staff Bus
If you are looking for the size of a big bus but operating economics similar to small buses, then Eicher 12.12K is the right choice for you. With a 4 cylinder engine churning out 135 HP of moderate power, it offers a whopping 50 high back seats in 3×2 layout, owing to its wider platform.
Eicher 10.90L Skyline Staff Bus
Known for superior comfort and better aesthetics, this Eicher Skyline bus offers a seating capacity of 40 passengers. A 2×2 seating layout, individual arm rests on each seat, anti skid flooring, power steering and air brakes are some of the features offered in this bus.
Best Eicher route permit bus chassis
- Eicher 20.15 bus chassis
When it comes to heavy duty buses, Eicher 20.15 is the answer. Available in multiple wheelbase options from 4200 mm to 6200 mm, it is ideal for all kinds of stage carriage as well as intercity applications. With its E694 engine, it churns out 193 HP of enormous power, sufficient enough to carry all kinds of loads, including AC. The company has also recently introduced 20.15 R LPO bus chassis, a 12 meter platform for long distance intercity coach application, a segment which was left open to competition models like Tata 1618, Ashok Leyland Viking & BharatBenz 1623. It comes equipped with all premium segment amenities like air suspension, bigger tubeless radial tyres besides a powerful 6 cylinder engine.
- Eicher 10.90L bus chassis
For the shorter routes and lesser seating capacity, the flagship Eicher 10.90L bus platform does the duty. The bare chassis is available for making a customized body from outside bus body makers. If offers superior mileage and better operating economics.
When it comes to light and medium duty buses, Eicher is an established name and even in the heavy range the company is going all out in terms of product development and customer service to price its mettle.