17 November 2006
Otokar exhibited its Navigo 160S at the Madrid International Bus and Coach Trade Fair held in Madrid, Spain on November 14-17, 2006. 27 passenger capacity Navigo 160S, that is compatible with upcoming European regulations, got top marks from visitors in Madrid, where it made its premiere showing.
Otokar, having taken some impressive steps in the area of medium-size buses in many European countries in the last two years, has signed its name to important agreements that will enable the establishment of a strong sales network. Speaking about Otokar's efforts in the European market, Otokar Export Manager Ms. Sedef Vehbi said that the company was particularly ambitious with the models it had developed exclusively for Europe. Stating that Turkey is European supplier of buses and that the company's goal was to expand its sales network in Europe, Vehbi said: "In the last two years, we have carried the successful performance that we already had in Turkey into Europe. We have taken some impressive steps in the last two years in many countries in Europe. Today, our medium-size buses can be seen in many European countries such as France, Italy, Romania, Bulgaria and Greece. We will also continue to expand our range of products in line with the expectations and needs of the European market."
The Otokar medium-size buses, which have been successfully sold in European countries as NAVIGO have been adapted to the European regulations that will be valid during the upcoming period.
Expected to be the vehicle to meet the needs of especially short-distance transportation in Europe, the 27-passenger NAVIGO 160S's power is generated by Cummins. With its 160 HP Euro IV engine, front and back disc brakes, ABS and ASR braking systems, the NAVIGO 160S has also the optional comfort equipment for passengers such as an LCD and a DVD player.
NAVIGO 160S owes its superior road handling capability, exceptional maneuverability and great stability to the especially designed wide chassis and its wide wheel track. Good weight distribution between front and rear axles, lowered centre of gravity through the light body configuration are the main basis of high-performed maneuverability.