Mercedes-Benz do Brasil Tops 400,000 Buses Sold
The milestone was reached by an O 500 RSD chassis. This vehicle, delivered to Vicao Cometa, is one of the 123 chassis O 500 units acquired by this customer in 2010.
“This new milestone shows the importance of the bus business for the company, and highlights our leadership in the country's market," stated Jürgen Ziegler, president of Mercedes-Benz do Brasil. “With this significant sales volume, we have been contributing to the Daimler Buses business, the world's leader in bus sales”.
The O 500 RSD chassis is known in the market for its excellent performance due to the low fuel consumption and operational cost of the Mercedes-Benz electronic engine. The reliability and durability of the power train and advanced concept of its integrated pneumatic suspension ensure high levels of comfort to the passengers.
“It is a pleasure to deliver the 400,000th bus to Viação Cometa, which has been an effective partner of Mercedes-Benz since 2002, when our brand vehicles were chosen for the fleet renewal by the customer,” said Joachim Maier, sales vice-president of Mercedes-Benz do Brasil. “The purchase of 123 units of the O 500 chassis represents also one of the largest volume sales of our brand intercity buses this year”.
The company offers over 20 models in Latin America, from minibuses, microbuses or conventional bus chassis to heavy vehicles, such as the intercity bus chassis and the articulated vehicles for large passenger volumes.