SML Isuzu at the 2013 Bus and Utility Vehicle Show
SML Isuzu, formerly known as Swaraj Mazda was setup during the mid 80s in India as a joint venture between Sumitomo Corporation and Mazda of Japan for dealing in commercial vehicles in the country. To broaden its product portfolio in 2006 the company entered into a technical assistance agreement with ISUZU Motors Japan.
SML Isuzu showcased three buses, the FR 1318, the S7 and the T3500 Turbo at the 2013 Bus and Utility Vehicle Show in Greater Noida.
The SML Isuzu FR 1318 is available in four variants, namely, 41+1 deluxe seater, 36+1 deluxe seater, 51+1 standard seats and the bus shell on its own for customisation purposes. The FR 1318 is powered by a 5.2 litre four cylinder diesel engine that develops 175PS of power and is mated to a six-speed synchromesh gearbox with overdrive. It is equipped with power steering, ABS, leaf springs upfront and air suspension at the back.
The SML S7 is a staff bus that is available in BS III and BS IV versions. The engine is a 3.5 litre four cylinder unit, the BS III version features direct injection while the BS IV variant is a common rail diesel unit. In BS III format the engine develops 102PS of power and 270Nm of torque while the BS IV avatar develops 102PS of power and 296Nm of torque.
The SML T3500 Turbo is a multipurpose bus that has been used overtime in the country as city buses, school buses, staff buses, etc. It too is available in BS III and BS IV versions. The engine is the same as the one in the S7. The 3.5 litre four cylinder unit features direct injection in the BS III while the BS IV variant is a common rail diesel unit. In BS III format the engine develops 102PS of power and 270Nm of torque while the BS IV avatar develops 102PS of power and 296Nm of torque.
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