In partnership with: Otokar Navigo T
ENGINE 4.5-litre 4-cylinder Cummins ISB POWER 134kW (180bhp) @ 2,300rpm
EMISSIONS Euro 6 using EGR and SCR GEARBOX Allison 2200 six-speed automatic TYRES 245/70 R17.5
Cabin is 28cm narrower than a fullwidth
coach’s, but otherwise the Navigo
T shares a lot with its big brothers
Navigo T is a compact midicoach that
has a lot going for it from a rural
OTOKAR’S NAVIGO T DOES
COACHING IN MINIATURE
One of the contenders in the midicoach market, to fi ll the gap left by the
Vario after Euro 6 arrived and it was discontinued, is the Otokar Navigo T
Does a midicoach that packs 37 seats into
a footprint smaller than that of a Mercedes-
Benz Vario, and that has a reasonable
amount of underfloor luggage space, sound
appealing? If so, the Otokar Navigo T may
be worth examining.
Key to the Navigo T’s appeal are
its compact dimensions. The engine
is immediately behind the front axle and this
benefi ts the coach-style entrance - without
the compromise that comes with a frontengined
A large boot complements side locker
storage on the nearside.
Despite a reasonable climb up to the aisle
and the Navigo T’s modest height, there
is still more than 6ft of headroom throughout.
The 37 seats are from Sege, and are fi nished
to a high quality.
Legroom is more extensive than may
be expected, and with grey curtains fi tted,
the overall ambience is pleasant.
Despite the engine’s location, aural
intrusion into the saloon is insignificant even
under full load. Equally, fl oor vibration is not
detectable at the front.
The steering is light but very precise,
and where the coach truly excels is on rural
Its road manners breed confi dence, and
its narrow width allows the Navigo T to pass
without contacting hedges or overhanging
It is equally capable in narrow residential
streets, where in such an environment
it shares much from a driving perspective
with a large van.
The Navigo T is a modestly-sized yet
well-appointed midicoach that will create
a positive fi rst impression among passengers.
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