Ashok Leyland launched the much-awaited next generation school bus - SUNSHINE in Vijayawada.

Date: Aug 15 , 2016

Vijayawada : Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group, and the country’s largest Bus manufacturers, today launched the much-awaited next generation school bus - SUNSHINE in Vijayawada. SUNSHINE is an ideal combination of safety and comfort, powered with revolutionary design and features that makes the bus unique in the school bus segment. It is the only school bus in India which has a rollover compliant design and frontal crash protection.

SUNSHINE is the next generation school bus, built for children’s safety and superior comfort. The bus is equipped with segment first features like anti – bacterial interiors, anti-skid flooring, fire retardant interiors, i- ALERT system for real time tracking and a front collision avoidance system called 6th sense.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Vinod K. Dasari, Managing Director, Ashok Leyland said, “With the brand promise of Aapki Jeet, Hamari Jeet, we at Ashok Leyland have always believed in setting new benchmarks in everything that we do. SUNSHINE will set new benchmarks in the school transport sector. 

Children are a nation’s future and to protect them and ensure that their travel to and from school is stress-free, it becomes imperative that we rehaul their mode of transport. Sunshine reflects the world of children and is a combination of artistically designed interiors along with state-of-the-art safety features. It is shaped by technology, know-how and expertise of global standards, durability, design and safety features that will transform the daily commute of children into an experience.”

The SUNSHINE bus comes in two variants, a 40-seater and a 50-seater accompanied with various features such as vibrant interiors and large worldview windows for good air ventilation. In addition, SUNSHINE boasts the industry’s first semi-integral chassis construction giving it the lowest fixed entry and a lower centre of gravity for a stable journey, state of the art parabolic suspension guaranteeing smooth and bump free rides, emergency exit doors and door alarms.

Mr. T Venkataraman, Senior Vice President, Global Buses, Ashok Leyland said, “SUNSHINE is a result of extensive feedback from both parents and children and an immersive study into the lives of all its stakeholders. The bus has been crafted to ensure safety and comfort for all its occupants by providing artistically designed happy seats for the children and ensuring the most comfortable driving conditions for the drivers. 

At Ashok Leyland, our core philosophy behind each product is to launch every new vehicle with an endeavour to modernise the industry and taking this thought forward we are launching the SUNSHINE today.”

With best-in-class turning radius, SUNSHINE offers superior product design features such as easy to repair metal bumper, anti-drain battery system and free flow fuel system. Good quality and reliable aggregates guarantee low maintenance cost and longer service intervals.