The Yutong brand of buses have been described as durable and rugged, capable to conquering all manners of roads across the country and even on the West Africa coast.
This assertion was made recently in Lagos by the Executive Director of Kojo Motors, Chinedu Oguegbu, when Kojo Motors launched some models of the Yutong buses on Victoria Island.
In a speech that preceded presentation of awards to Kojo customers and world premiere of the Yutong 14 meter long luxury bus, that runs on Mercedes-Benz powertrain, double rear axle, he stated that the new 14 meters long commercial bus leading other Yutong models on display being launched for the first time is positioned to benchmark any competitor in the segment.
Apart from the 14 meter T139HDH, other Yutong buses displayed included the 7 meter, 25 seater city bus ZK6729D and DG city bus versions that comes with more space and the ZK6858h, 33 and 35 seats upgraded coaches respectively.
The advantage of some of the buses is that it fits perfectly into the BRT lanes in some of the megacities like Lagos. The 7 meters bus version is good for schools and church logistics needs and shuttles. There is also the 8 meter bus models which in terms of seating capacity is about half of the 14 meters bus range that carries 33 passengers with luggage compartment.
He disclosed that, both the 14 meter high capacity luxury passenger bus and other model line-up comes equipped with more re-enforced tonnage to carry more load. The bus is also strengthened with double rear axle which are key considering the bad conditions of the road.
The executive director said that the buses can travel up to 1000 kilometres without any breakdown, even as passengers have the opportunity to travel in safety and comfort with all the facilities for entertainment and powerful air conditioning system.
Among the unique selling points of the new Yutong buses is the durability which places the Chinese bus maker as among the top manufacturers in the world that does not compromise in spending huge resources in the development of their buses in terms of craftsmanship and engineering proficiency.
In terms of interpretation of the latest technology such as artificial intelligence into the brand, Chinedu Oguegbu maintained that, some of buses are equipped with drive recorders some of which have cameras and other additional features which the both the transport companies and the travelling public are beginning to embrace as a preferred bus brand of the future.
Apart from the Yutong Mercedes-Benz powertrain which Kojo Motors does not assemble presently, the company said it is currently assembles other models in the country and plans to increase the number of buses it is currently assembling once the demand for the models increases.
Major road transport companies, leasing companies and fleet operators that attended the event such as Efosa, Ekeson, Land Star etc paid glowing tributes to the Yutong buses. An official of Stanbic IBTC bank also made a presentation on auto leasing facilitated by the bank.
This Yutong range of passenger buses are suitable for use by transport operators, corporate fleet operators, schools, churches and other blue chip organisations.

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