Iveco Bus, a brand of CNH Industrial, will manufacture the 300 Eurorider chassis at its plant in Annonay, France, for the Egyptian market. The chassis will be bodied by GB Polo, a joint venture between the Ghabbour Group and the Brazilian bodybuilder Marcopolo, at its plant in the Cairo suburbs.
The two-axle Eurorider chassis will be fitted with the Iveco Tector 6 Euro 3 engine with a rated power of 270 hp and an automatic gearbox.
These buses will enter operation at the end of 2014 and will be part of an extension of the Cairo fleet, which currently numbers some 2,000 buses, according to the manufacturer. With 37,000 employees, the CTA offers transport services to more than 3.5 million passengers a day.
With an annual output of 150,000 units, the Ghabbour Group produces cars, buses, trucks and motorcycles for many international brands. Available as a 6×2 or 6×4 chassis with a right or left hand drive, the versatile Eurorider has been successful both in Europe and overseas, especially in Africa and Middle East, according to Iveco.