Reduced weight compared to earlier models
Scania’s first new generation Interlink High Decker coach has just rolled off the production line, the Swedish truck and bus-maker has announced.
Built at Scania’s production centre in Lahti, Finland, the Scania Interlink High Decker joins the new Interlink family of low, medium and high-deckers, and is based on the Scania OmniExpress. The buses will be in operation this spring with Norwegian operator JVB.
In terms of styling, the new coach follows other Scania buses and coaches and has the characteristics and features of the Scania product range, said Ingrid Nilsson Czornyj, styling team leader for Scania Bus and Coach.
The coach has been improved with a raised aisle for a lower seating platform, along with a 10-centimetre lower side window. Operators can decide on the interior layout and seating as the basis for deciding on bus length, which ranges from 11 to 15 metres with a two-axle option available up to 13.2 metres.
Although the Scania Interlink comes with a stiffer body, introduced to meet the rollover R 66.02 requirement, its weight has been reduced in relation to earlier models. With the increased stiffness, passengers will experience less vibration, lower noise and more comfort, Scania says.