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September 28 2016
By Tim Deakin

Tim is Editor of routeone and has worked in both the coach and bus and haulage industries.

MCV continues to march on with EvoSeti orders

EvoSeti sales are proceeding well – latest order is 51 for Tower Transit

Egyptian bodybuilder MCV has announced further sales success for its EvoSeti double-decker with a 51-bus order from London operator Tower Transit. They will be built on Volvo B5LH hybrid chassis.

MCV Bus and Coach Managing Director Ashraf Fawzi confirmed the deal at the IAA show, and he says that two earlier large orders for the EvoSeti placed by Go-Ahead London – for a total of 85 buses – have proved that MCV can compete with other manufacturers in the UK market.

“The Go-Ahead order confirmed that we can build buses within a limited timeframe and deliver on schedule,” says Mr Fawzi.

“We have carried out a lot of development on the EvoSeti, and have produced a large range in a limited amount of time, and we are pleased with the market’s reaction.”

He adds that besides closed-top and open-top variants, an order has also been placed by a south coast operator for six convertible open-toppers.

“A convertible model was not part of our original plans, but our design an engineering team has been very clever in accommodating so many demands,” says Mr Fawzi.

Experience with the EvoSeti has helped MCV develop a double-decker coach. The first, shown in Hanover, is mounted on a Euro 3 Mercedes-Benz OC 500 RF chassis and is for an Egyptian operator. It includes a 2+1 layout on the upper deck with Funtoro seatback entertainment systems. It is not planned that the coach will come to the UK.

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