Star of Iveco Bus’ stand at the IAA show is the new Evadys coach which offers unmatched versatility and operating profitability as its major features. It is positioned between the Crossway and Magelys, completing the Iveco Bus coach range.
The new Evadys was specially designed to meet the growing need for regional and national routes, as well as local and mid-distance tourism services – needs that require top-quality combined "intercity/excursion" characteristics.
Simply put, the new Evadys is ideally suited for routes truncated by many stops, which are less suitable for tourism coaches, but that are long enough to require excellent performance and passenger comfort.
The new Evadys is made at the Iveco Bus plant in Vysoké Myto, Czech Republic, where it has just been added to the Crossway range – which has seen more than 28,000 units roll off the assembly line since its launch in 2006. The new Evadys completes the upscale segment of combined intercity/excursion coaches, which require enhanced power, comfort and luggage capacity.
With its prestigious parentage, the new Evadys boasts the same dimensions as the Crossway: two lengths (12m and 12.96m), a width of 2.55m, and a height 3.46m (with air-conditioning). It offers the same benefits in terms of easy handling, driver ergonomics, active and passive safety systems (ABS, ASR, ESP, LDWS, R66.02), and reliability. The new Evadys also offers enhanced comfort with its improved aerodynamics and a DMF (dual mass flywheel) to reduce noise and vibration – highly appreciated in its class. Reinforced by effective cataphoretic anti-corrosion treatment, ensuring longevity, these many advantages guarantee excellent residual value.
More powerful and more versatile, the engine of the new Evadys – based on the 400 hp version of the Cursor 9 – comes with a choice of mechanical, robotised or automatic gearboxes.
With its floor raised to 1,142mm off the ground, the new Evadys is ideally positioned as the mid-range Iveco Bus coach, between the normal-floor intercity Crossway (860mm) and the HD high floor Tourism Magelys (1,400mm).
The new Evadys’ luggage space is, on average, 3m3 more than the Crossway's. The luggage compartment doors are also more user-friendly, with a pantograph opening and central locking.
The new Evadys also stands out for its comfort, with standard features such as double-glazing and better insulation, as well as the option of higher-quality seats (Spacio model). Also standard are individual airflow vents, indirect LED lighting in the passenger compartment, and an electrically heated driver window. Options include a built-in fridge in the dashboard, coffee-maker, kitchenette, video screens, USB slots and Wi-Fi.
Three types of doors are available to meet different seating requirements: Single Middle Door when a central toilet is required, Double Middle Door to accommodate a wheelchair lift, and Single Rear Door to allow the maximum record luggage space of 10.2m3 in the wheelbase, along with 1.8m3 of luggage racks inside, for a total luggage capacity of 12m3 (12.96m-long model).
Some 15 different seats configurations are available, making the new Evadys an ideally versatile coach.
The only model on the market with the DNA of Crossway and the experience of Magelys, the new Evadys is a real champion in terms of operating versatility on weekdays as well as weekends – more powerful, more comfortable and with more luggage space than an ordinary intercity coach, but more compact, more accessible, and of a lighter weight – and therefore more fuel-thrifty than a HD tourism coach, while offering heavier payload capacity.
The new Evadys is fitted with the Cursor 9 engine developing 400 hp, the same power as on Magelys. Dispensing with exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and thus the risk of high-temperature forced regeneration, the exclusive HI-SCR technology of this engine maximises engine performance while reducing pollution emissions, benefitting the environment. The Cursor 9’s lower fuel consumption is recognised by operators and, combined with longer maintenance intervals, contributes to a highly attractive TCO- the best in its class.
Hanover, 21 September 2016